It is several years since I have visited Quarry Bank Mill, and the Apprentice House in particular, but the recent TV programme "The Mill" made me keen to visit it again. We were met at the front door by Kate, dressed in a skivvy's outfit, and shown into the School Room. It was dark and cold, exactly what the apprentices would have endured all those years ago. Kate was extremely knowledgeable and kept us captivated for the whole of the 40 minutes we were in the house. These apprentices lived in luxury compared to those employed by other mills in the area but seeing what they had to endure was still quite shocking. This is a fabulous venue to visit and is ideal for children and adults alike although I don't think children under 7 would really understand it. You have timed visits to the house so there are not too many people on the tour at the same time, which makes it more personal.
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