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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Working historical cotton mill

The start of the Industrial Revolution. A National Trust working cotton mill museum and village... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Straying long next time

Very interesting place to visit the different types of looms where great to watch working. The... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
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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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Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The start of the Industrial Revolution. A National Trust working cotton mill museum and village with cafes and gift shop. Educational and of interest to all age groups

Thank christinepatrick2017
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit the different types of looms where great to watch working. The cakes in the cafe were good but not great. Would go again but stop longer next time.

Thank Macsqb
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Give yourself several hours for this visit, about 5 ideally! We were lucky it was a glorious spring day when we visited and the gardens were wonderful. You can look around the mill at anytime but if you get there early book in for a...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, this is a first-rate industrial heritage site with the bonuses of beautiful gardens and interesting country walks. What a pity that the restaurant is so poor. Other NT sites do much better. Last time we were there we had the...More

Thank chilternwayhouse
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Perfect for all ages. From children to Pensioners, there is something for everyone, the staff are full of interesting history and whatever your age you will learn something new.

Thank Trickywitch55
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Really family friendly. Gorgeous views The apprentice house is perfect for children and so well done. Top tip - if you want an ice cream in the afternoon and the queue outside the ice cream stall is massive , they sell basic ice creams (cornetto/twister/...More

1  Thank vickyak
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Spent an enjoyable few hours at the mill. It's amazing to imagine what went on here at the peak of the industrial revolution. Apparently the owner was more caring than similar owners of this period. Don't miss the apprentice house! We also had lunch in...More

Thank infast
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Second visit to complete the tour of apprentice house. Fab place to visit and tour well worth it. Beautiful place and location.

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We called in on our way home from the Midlands. Very pleasant place with lots going on. The gardens are great now & with the new part of the gardens nearly finished it is very nice to stop for a break in the new café...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Set side a good day to take in the full extent of this magnificent example of the industrial revolution at its finest. Run by the National Trust since 1939, it is not mothballed but a living working cotton mill producing its own calico. There are...More

Thank John L
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
It's National Trust so if you have a membership it's free. If not they will charge per car. Having said that I have been twice recently and the kiosk has been closed and therefore free. There are various free car parks close... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from aelloy | Reviewed this property |
I think the grounds are free but apprentice house etc quite expensive-much better value to join national trust then visit all local properties free
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28 February 2017|
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Response from JamboDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
Free entry if you are a member of the National Trust.