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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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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I don't usually like to gossip ...please see the photo I took which shows a 'head' ??!? Could it be the crying gal called "Charlotte" who comes out at night to search for her mummy which our tour guide mentioned while she told us about the history of the mill. If you choose to attend the next year Hallowe'en Spooky... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

the location of the historic euarry mill is near styal close to wilmslow in peacefull country side. when we arrived it was still closed, so opening times are limited. the main problem is that beside paying for parking you need to pay also to get into the mill, and even if you want to go inside the garden. so you... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Although we live pretty close by we'd never visited this mill before. We came with friends and were not disappointed. There is so much to see in the mill and we took our time to wander through the rooms. The tours given by the volunteers were particularly good and brought the building or activity they were describing, to life. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Quarry Bank on first day of school half term so very busy. A great day out for the whole family. There is so much to see and do. The tour of the apprentices house was very informative and made very interesting by the guide. The mill itself traced the history of the family and how the business had developed... More

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Isle of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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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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