Explore Quarry Bank's thriving industrial history
Explore one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites. Step inside the giant cotton mill. Visit the homes of the workers, and child apprentices who made up this bustling community.
The cotton mill
Watch machinery in action. Feel the floors shake beneath your feet. Get a feel for what it was like for workers in the hot conditions of the mill. And discover the story of mill owner Samuel Greg.
The workforce gallery
An immersive audio-visual experience that shows you the mill through the eyes of its workforce. Please note the presentation includes loud noises and flashing lights.
Quarry Bank House
Wander through the Georgian rooms of the mill owner's home and enter the world of Hannah and Samuel Greg. Discover Hannah’s interests in education, self-improvement and debate. Find out about her wider social life and dinner parties.
Join a guided tour and discover where the child apprentices lived, ate and slept after a long day at the mill. Find out about 19th-century cures for everything from headaches to lost limbs.
Timed tickets for Apprentice House tours need to be collected from the Visitor Welcome building.
Explore a two-up-two-down cottage and see how the mill workers lived in a village built for them by mill owner Samuel Greg. Uncover history spanning from the 1820s through to the 1970s. Cross the cobbled streets to visit the Styal Village Hub.
Timed tickets for Worker’s Cottage tours need to be collected from the Visitor Welcome building.
Wander through the dramatic valley garden, stroll by the river and tune into the sights and sounds of the season as you explore this rare retreat where nature and industry collide.
Pull on your walking boots and stride out on a walk through the 400-acre estate. Follow the river through woodland to discover a historic landscape bursting with wildlife.
Looking for some refreshment? Choose from three venues at Quarry Bank, which include a riverside restaurant and a garden café. Each of them offers a range of hot and cold meals, snacks, cakes and bakes.
Discover unique fabrics woven inside the mill and locally made products, as well as National Trust homewares, gifts, garden essentials and more in our shops.