Quarry Bank Mill

Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK SK9 4LA

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived
Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to theĀ cotton mill, built in 1784, and powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel, will certainly stimulate your senses.

The clattering and whirring of our heritage machinery and steam engines make an astonishing noise. Explore the progression of the cotton industry from the mediaeval era through to the 19th century, speak to our knowledgeable demonstrators to find out more. Enjoy our changing programme of exhibitions - there's always something new to see.

Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the Mill and learn about their working and home lives.

Visit the stunning gardens, the Greg family's picturesque valley retreat adjoining the Mill. Follow our progress as we restore the Upper garden and the sadly dilapidated curvilinear glasshouses.

Stroll to Styal village, built by the Greg family to house the Mill workers, and still a thriving community, or walk through ancient woods along the River Bollin.

Quarry Bank's archive provided the inspiration for Channel 4's popular drama The Mill.

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Phone: 01625 527468

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