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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...
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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 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.

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Rochdale, Lancashire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

There can be no better introduction to the history of cotton spinning and weaving and life during the industrial revolution than a visit to Quarry Bank Mill

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Quarry Bank Mill is well worth a visit. This working museum is an excellent place for adults and children to learn about the history of cotton weaving, what life was like as a weaver and the part played by the Industrial Revolution in the cotton industry.The staff especially those in period 'role play' were excellent. For those less interested in... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

On top of being a great day out steeped in history the restaurant here is a hidden gem and great value. Don't let the basic surroundings and décor deceive you this place produces high class restaurant standard food at almost unbelievable prices. A main meal is always priced under £9.00 and although choice is limited there is always something you... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a lovely, family day out at Quarry Bank. I had visited 20 years ago as a child and following watching The Mill on TV recently, I decided on a return trip with my son and husband. We had a lovely day. Archery was great and my son loved it. The Gardens are stunning and the machinery is fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

an amazing day out in fact it was our second visit the apprentice house is so interesting especially since the filming of the Mill on tv. Don't know about wheelchair access as it is an old mill with many floors and apprentice house has narrow windy stairs very thought provoking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Quarry bank mill is set in a beautiful location of styal in Cheshire and the grounds are stunning. The staff were well versed in telling you about the development of the technology and history of the mill from both the owners and workers perspective (although when you listen to the workers conditions at the height of the cotton industry you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Spent a gorgeous autumn afternoon enjoying all quarry bank had to offer , packed with history the working mill keeps the most uninterested teenager amused . The restaurant offers hearty homemade meals and delicious cakes and exceptionally pleasant and professional staff . We were suprised to find out they host weddings too as a beautiful bride arrived just as we... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

is set in beautiful grounds--The staff were excellent in telling you about the development of the technology and history of the mill from the owners and workers perspective. The story of the mill owners and the family's sacrifice during the first world war was well documented and illustrated . The apprentice house was very interesting. The mill is a must... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This NT property is absolutely steeped in history and a wonderful place to bolster your knowledge of the industrial revolution. Practical demonstrations will show you and your children how cotton msterials are produced and fill in the blanks as to why the area became a centre of textile production. Make sure that you also visit the Apprentice's house and learn... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Will appeal to people and family of all ages. Great walks in the countryside around the mill. Gardens inside the mill are interesting with children's play areas. For the apprentice house, where the children lived, you need to arrange a guided tour when you pay, but it is absorbing and really sets the scene for mill life. The mill itself... More 

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