Water power was the wonder of the late 18th Century and today you can see this technological breakthrough in action at Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate. Award-winning galleries are devoted to water and steam power, with hands-on displays and exhibits, an 1830s Beam Engine and a Horizontal Steam Engine which steam daily.
Discover the lives of the mill workers and how pauper children spent their time, with lessons in the schoolroom, and hours working cleaning up cotton waste among the clattering looms which today produce Styal Calico cloth.
Meet people who once worked in cotton mills with a lifetime of stories to share with you.
The essence of a visit to Quarry Bank Mill is the warm, friendly atmosphere. Situated in over 384 acres of the beautiful countryside of Styal Country Estate, this remarkable Georgian museum is a valuable resource for learning more about our industrial and social heritage.
You can enjoy country and riverside walks, explore our history, shop, or simply relax.
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate is a National Trust property.