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Quarry Bank Mill

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Address: Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House...

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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Great visit for children

We visited on the first day of half term as new NT members. My children declared this "the best day out ever" (after Disney - phew!) and really enjoyed it. We started off with a... read more

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on the first day of half term as new NT members. My children declared this "the best day out ever" (after Disney - phew!) and really enjoyed it. We started off with a quick look around the mill, before moving to apprentice house. We arrived at 11 and the next available tour was 12 which worked well. Apprentice... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost: The people explaining the exhibits in the mill itself could not do a better job. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Put the information across well, at whatever level suited the listener. Only "problem" with the mill... if you find stairs difficult, check with the venue about what provisions they have for you. And the mill is far from all that... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is really interactive, there are lots of events and activities going on for both children and adults.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit for some time and it was well worth a revisit. There are many more things to see and do and it is definitely a full day visit. The Apprentice House on timed ticket is well worth visiting with its costumed interpreters. The mill itself is large and tell the story of the Greg family with... More 

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north west
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of variety available here: walks in the woods, along the river, beautiful gardens, restored buildings, apprentices house visit, mill (with working machinery), changing exhibitions, two cafes (with excellent food), shop with good range (inc plants), ample parking, children's play area, allows dogs in grounds/garden, friendly and helpful staff. What's not to love?! Great trip whether you like history, nature,... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt really expect to be able to spend such a long time, The gardens are lovely and going around the mill was like taking a step back in time to when i visited my grandma at work in a lancashire cotton mill. Found the visit quite emotional but in a good way. To anyone who finds the admission prices high... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Styal Mill regularly since we were children, we know every square inch. I treated my sister to a day out on her birthday to see 'A Woman's Work is Never Done' exhibition. When I was asked for £40.00 I thought I was hearing things. We told the lady at the till that we didn't want to see anything... More 

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Agadir, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this living mill. We were shown how the apprentices lived and worked; also about the mill owners. We experienced the sights and sounds of the mill, and the surrounding area where the owners, apprentices and workers lived and worked. We learnt about the rise and fall of this industry, and were shown the progression from cottage... More 

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day here visiting the mill. Bit disappointed that the gardens were not open but they will be next weekend. The cafe was mad busy but did not wait too long for our jacket potatoes which were huge, fresh and hot. Tables were being snapped up very quickly but the lady clearing and cleaning the tables was first class.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my strolling group all age 60-70+ on arrival we were able to get a buggy to bring the two who couldn't manage the 60 steps down. We took the short approx 1 mile walk which was a bit challenging for our group towards the end. Coffee & lunch in the cafe a walk around the shop and the... More 

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