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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Road, SK9 4LA, England
44 1625 527468
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Ranked #6 of 178 Attractions in Cheshire
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday which is a daft time to visit any National Trust property- let alone one which had featured on Time Team the night before. But the site is so large and diverse and the staff so good at customer care that it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It`s actually three attractions in one - the... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

So i went to Quarry Bank Mill on september 14th, it was a beautiful day and i went with a 64 year old, 14year old and a 7year old. The mill is about a few minutes walk from the car park which is good. It is quite hilly so if you have people suffering with asthma this could be a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting Quarry Bank for many years and always find a sense of peace and tranquility there despite its history and my fellow visitors. An excellent example of a working museum, I am surprised that the National Trust don't produce more 'in house' products. Quilters beware though as it is unlikely that you will leave without purchasing some... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

New to the area and already a member of the National Trust I went here on my own. I spent probably 3 hours touring the mill and the apprentice's house. Very very interesting there are plenty of demos and hands on activities and lots of working equipment. The staff were very very good and I learnt a lot and had... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Arriving at the car park there are a couple of golf buggies for those who find the path down to the mill a little arduous. Entering the mill, banners explain the history of the mill and the history of cotton manufacture, giving an insight into the history and those who worked there. Children from a very young age were employed... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Quarry Bank Mill, what a fabulous place so much to see and a beautiful setting, you can really get the feel of how people work and lived, but not enough hours to take every detail in, it would be nice if you could have had audio hand sets to tell you all the history while walking around the parts where... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Sadly we had limited time here but enough to realise how special this place is. Very large, old cotton mill with lots of working equipment and demonstrations, built during the industrial revolution and a fantastic glimpse into an age gone by! We will allow more time on our next visit, at least 2 hrs is recommended. Enjoy, its a fascinating... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have time to do justice to the mill on our visit. However, the Apprentice House tour was excellent and our very quick tour through the mill itself was fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the spinning and weaving demonstrations, having tried these (not very successfully) in the past. We will return one day with more time and enjoy a more... More

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a fantastic day at the mill,. On arrival we were surprised how much there was to see and do. A few hours would not be enough to look round and take everything in. We had an excellent buggy ride down to the yard by a lovely lady who pointed things out as a ' must see'. So we... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Large site with lots of information and helpful staff. A good macro background to the cotton trade is explained as well as links to the more recent television series

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