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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
44 1625 527468
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Styal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the setting for a fantastic visit. Gaze in amazement at... more » Owner description: Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the setting for a fantastic visit. Gaze in amazement at the mighty steam powered waterwheel, take a tour round the enchanting Apprentice House to get an insight into a mill-child’s life, listen to the roar of the machinery in the mill and get closer to nature in the beautiful gardens. In addition to these attractions, we have miles of woodland to explore- perfect for a walk in all seasons!Pop into the Mill Restaurant to enjoy a snack or main meal, made with delicious local, seasonal food or picnic on the mill meadow. For a special treat, why not book one of our function rooms and a bespoke menu tailored to your groups needs? Quarry Bank at Styal is a day out to remember. « less
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Isle of Man
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had a really nice visit to Quarry Bank, had been wanting to visit a working mill for a while and as I was in the area decided to give this one a go. Glad I did as it was very informative and seeing some of the machines being used gave a real feel for the conditions the workers had to... More

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visted this attraction on the 17th October 2014, this is a very interesting and informative day out. The mill shows age ranges of the workers from 6 year old to old age. It also shows the dangers of working in a mill of this type with serious injuries health complaints. Some of the machinery is still operative so you can... More

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There is so much to experience at this National Trust site, which is why the three main areas are sold in different combinations. For our non-member NT guests, the whole package is rather expensive. It is almost impossible to take all elements in during the course of one visit. A scheme to allow further entry, perhaps as a reward for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We have been to quarry bank before, but wanted to visit again after watching the TV series "The Mill" it's a wonderful place to visit, and if you take in all there is to see, its a good day long experience. The people from the National Trust give talks and demonstrations on how life was for the workers, and how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Great day out,could spend two day looking round,lovely garden and waterfall. The mill is great just what we expected,staff very ready to share knowledge, and a great step back in time, shop good, some great fabric to be had, made at the mill.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very interesting place, makes one appreciate the inventiveness of the Industrial Age. The knowledgeable guides (some dressed in costumes woven on the premises) really make the past come alive. The story is told how spinning and weaving started in the home and over time became a mechanised process in mills such as this. To see those machines in action is... More

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Loughborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

A good place for a day out with plenty to see. I was fascinated by the mill itself and the history of the place. We were there three hours and unfortunately didn't have enough time to do everything so will have to go back.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One of the best National Trust places we have visited. So much to see and take in. Very knowledgeable guides that help bring the past to life. We didn't have time to actually see everything on offer, sadly. The mill is packed with information, working machinery, history and so much more that it takes a fair few hours to get... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed the apprentice house the best, so interesting and guide very good. Rest of mill was good too and very well put together. Cafe as usual. Since we joined NT are getting great value out of it.

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Me and my family went for a day out not really expecting much however we were amazed and surprised- it is a beautiful place with views, gardens and interesting facts- It's not very pushchair friendly but as I had my LO in a carrier I could see more if the estate- we were there for a few hours and would... More

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