Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate - National Trust

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate - National Trust
Nr Wilmslow




General Enquiries


Education Department



01625 527468


01625 539267

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Quarry Bank Mill is a first generation water powered cotton mill built in 1784, see the waterwheel, steam engines and cotton machinery working daily.
Guided tours of the Apprentice House show what life was like for the pauper children who worked in the Mill.
Quarry Bank Mill is set within Styal Country Estate.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Summer Opening
Daily 11.00-1700
Last entry 1600
Winter Opening
Wednesday - Sunday 1100 - 1700
Last entry 1500
Closed Mon during Winter

Closed on Monday and Tuesday during winter

Admission charges

Adults from £5.75
Children from £3.70


  • Museums Association
  • National Trust

Additional info

Quarry Bank Mill archives are open to researchers, Monday to Friday 9 - 5 by prior appointment.
Guided tours are available for schools or adult groups by prior booking through the Education Department.

Greg business and family papers dating from 1784 to 1959, Quarry Bank Mill archive, Bleachers' Association Archive, pattern book collection, general social history and cotton industry collection.

The archive is open by prior appointment Mondays to Fridays.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photo of Arthur Tylston Greg in 1917

Heroes of Adventure

  • 7 June — 16 November 2014

This exhibition explores Quarry Bank throughout the First World War, with stories from the Greg family, the workers, the villagers of Styal, and the Mill itself. With photos, letters, and belongings from the Gregs and the workers, it is a story of hope, courage, loss and love.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


Adult £9.00
Child £4.50
Free to NT members.



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Quarry Bank Mill gardens

Evening Tour of Quarry Bank Gardens

  • 14 May 2014 7-9pm
  • 11 June 2014 7-9pm

Join the Head Gardener for a fascinating walk through this once-secret garden including an opportunity to see the ongoing development in the Upper Garden.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£8.00 per person.




Mini Scarecrow Workshop

  • 27 May 2014 11am-3:30pm
  • 29 May 2014 11am-3:30pm

Make your own mini scarecrow at one of our popular workshops. Workshop will last one hour and will be at: 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13


£3.00 per child. Booking essential.



Soldiers in WW1

Quarry Bank in the First World War

  • 15 June 2014 1-3pm

Uncover the story behind our First World War exhibition 'Heroes of Adventure', a this fascinating talk. Q and A included. Free event but please book in advance as there is limited capacity.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Adult £9.00.



Black and white photograph of men in trenches

Styal Remembers

  • 9 November 2014 1-3pm

Hear oral histories from descendants of the villagers. Free event but please book in advance as there is limited capacity.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal Admission Charges Apply