One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived.
The beautiful woods at Quarry Bank have walks for everyone from a casual stroll to a challenging hike.
In the Mill you can immerse yourself in the clattering and whirring of machines and discover what working life was like during the Industrial Revolution. The Mill provides a unique experience. The machine floors attack all the senses, with the smell of oil, grease and cotton. The clattering sounds and sights of the working machines, still processing cotton, bring the history of the people and place alive.
The Apprentice House at Quarry Bank was built by Samuel Greg to house the pauper children who worked at the mill. We've reconstructed the Apprentice House so that it resembles as closely as possible how it would have been when the children lived there in the 19th century.
You can take a guided tour with a costumed interpreter and learn about the children's education, medical treatments, living conditions and diet.
4th January -14th February; Saturday & Sunday only 10am – 4pm
15 February – 19th February; Daily 10am - 4pm
20th February – 24th March; Saturday & Sunday only 10am – 4pm
25th March onwards - opening times will be available closer to the time