Step inside Quarry Bank House

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A view of Quarry Bank House
" The romantic beauty of Quarry Bank delighted me and the possibility of occasionally escaping from Manchester to such a place renewed my hopes."
- Hannah Greg, wife of Samuel Greg, founder of Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank House

Quarry Bank House is a perfect example of early Industrial Revolution social change. Built close to the mill, Samuel Greg and his wife wanted to be at the very heart of the business operation and be involved with various aspects of mill life. With twelve children, the house became a family home and a lively hub of debate, discussion and education.

Quarry Bank House in the early 1900s
Quarry Bank House in the early 1900s

2017 will be the first time that you will be able to explore this beautiful house.This will provide a unique opportunity to visit a mill owner’s house which is a rare survival here in the UK.

As you step inside Quarry Bank house, you will be able to explore the story of the Greg family in their home. We will create an atmosphere of homeliness, comfort and warmth. Through set dressing, performances, film, audio, talks, and hands on experiences you will be able to explore the contemporary issues of the time and of today and discover the lives of the fascinating Greg family.

A painting of Quarry Bank House by Caroline Greg, grandaughter of Samuel Greg
A painting of Quarry Bank House by Caroline Greg, grandaughter of Samuel Greg