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Village hub and workers cottage tours

This is your chance to see what life was like for the crowded families in the village

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As business prospered and mill extended, more cottages were needed to house the increasing workforce.

13 Oak Cottages was not part of the modernisation of the village in the 1960s and is open for visitors as The Worker's Cottage.

The ground floor features a parlour at the front, and a scullery at the back. At the rear of the property is a stone flagged yard with the privy, coal storage, ash pit and water cistern, and on the first floor are two bedrooms.

Please note that tours of the cottage and the Village hub are facilitated by a dedicated team of volunteers, but are subject to change. Please ask at Visitor Reception for more details and to book on to a tour.

Admission charges apply. Free entry for National Trust members.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Tickets available from Visitor Reception.

What to bring and wear

I Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Other

It's a 5-10 minute walk to get to the hub and workers cottage. Please give yourself time enough to get there before your tour begins.

Upcoming events

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Journey Through Blossom 

Discover the beauty of blossom at Quarry Bank and excite your senses by following our blossom trail

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24 Apr to 12 May 2024
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10:30 to 17:00
+ 18 other dates or times
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Apprentice House Tours 

Explore the home of the child workers of Quarry Bank on a unique tour

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25 Apr to 29 Dec 2024
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11:00 to 15:15
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Visit Quarry Bank House 

Visit the comfortable home of the Greg family: funded by the mill and right next to it, but far away from the world of its workers

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25 Apr to 29 Dec 2024
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11:00 to 16:30
+ 232 other dates or times
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Daily Hydro Tours 

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at how the hydro turns the power of the River Bollin in to electricity

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25 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
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14:00 to 14:45
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