Quarry Bank

View over the gardens to Quarry Bank House and the mill at Quarry Bank

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, home to a complete industrial community

Quarry Bank

Things to see and do

Quarry Bank

What's on

Computer aided design image of moss and a ledger

Gathering Downstream

Experience a brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution.

Upcoming events

Gathering Downstream Exhibition

Sun 03 Jul 2022
10:30-17:00
A brand-new exhibition exploring the legacy of the industrial revolution is now open at Quarry Bank.

Let's Play at Quarry Bank

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:30-17:00
Ready for an adventure? Then head for the special summer pavilions of play. Available until the end of the summer holidays, you can use the look-out point to survey your surroundings, listen out for nearby wildlife, or invent your own way to play.

SOLD OUT: Eco print workshop at Quarry Bank

Sat 23 Jul 2022
13:00-16:00
Explore our native colours in this eco printing workshop.

SOLD OUT. Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Sat 23 Jul 2022
18:30-20:30
Heartbreak Productions stage Awful Auntie by David Walliams, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.

Gathering Downstream Exhibitition - Meet the artist

Fri 29 Jul 2022
11:00-15:30
Meet artist Jen Southern as she talks about her latest work, Gathering Downstream.

Wild Science at Quarry Bank

Sun 31 Jul 2022
11:00-11:45
Come and meet our wildlife friends that live in our back gardens and hedgerows.
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Eating and shopping

Visitors eating in the restaurant at Quarry Bank

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Weaving Shed Restaurant, Garden Café and Stables Ice Cream Parlour are open, serving a range of hot food, snacks, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the Weaving Shed Restaurant and Garden Café.

A selection of gardening tools and accessories displayed against a brick wall.

Treat yourself in our shops 

Our Mill shop, Garden shop and second-hand bookshop have reopened. Pop in to treat yourself to seasonal products including garden accessories, home decorations, food and drink and much more. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Quarry Bank for everyone, for ever.

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History

Portrait of Samuel Greg who founded Quarry Bank

Samuel Greg and the beginnings of Quarry Bank 

Discover the origin of Quarry Bank and the man behind the vision, Samuel Greg.

Image of the waterwheel at Quarry Bank

Power at Quarry Bank 

The history of power at Quarry Bank encompasses the harnessing of a mighty river, a series of steam engines, a leap of faith in water turbines and, above all, the hard work of skilled labourers. Discover the story of power at Quarry Bank in this digital exhibition.

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Our work

Staff and volunteers planting trees at Quarry Bank

Our work in the outdoors at Quarry Bank

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the mill, our team of rangers and volunteers are busy working in all seasons and all weather, caring for the great outdoors at Quarry Bank. Find out about the work they do and the projects we’re involved in to help wildlife and nature thrive.

Building works at Quarry Bank

The Quarry Bank Project 2015-2020 

Over the past four years Quarry Bank has been at the centre of one of the largest projects in the National Trust’s history. New areas have been restored and for the first time ever visitors can now explore the complete industrial heritage site at Quarry Bank. Discover how this £9.4 million project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and thousands of generous donors, has transformed how you experience and learn about Quarry Bank.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Quarry Bank on the National Trust Collections website