Spooky Tours: the Aftermath

Historical Halloween  Halloween as we know it today has roots in several different cultures drawn from many parts of history.  Its origins are thought to be Celtic, deriving from the harvest festival of Samhain meaning ‘summer’s end’, which was coupled with revering the souls of the dead, who at this time of year were thought…

Ssspooky Science!

This weekend Quarry Bank Mill – working with the Manchester Science Festival – was turned into a mad scientist’s lab. There was a series of fun and inspiring experiments with a spooky twist as part of our Halloween celebrations, keeping hundreds of children entertained over the weekend. Visitors found out how to create dry ice – a vital…

Through Lichfield’s Lens…

‘On the walls of the models’ changing room in my west London studio are nearly 1,000 Polaroid instant pictures – a record of every major assignment I’ve had since 1971. I always used to keep the best of these not-for-publication tests from each session at the end of every year to remind me of all…

Diving into the archives…

Hi everyone, I’m Laura, the Vistitor Experience and Marketing Intern, I’m currently working on our main website ensuring it is full of interesting stories about the Mill to coax you into visiting us! I’m also currently running the Quarry Bank Mill Revealed blog whilst I’m here, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the stories…

Spooky Tours!

Prepare to be scared! Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October. Tours are every 15 minutes and last 45 minutes. 1st tour: 6:30pm, last tour 9:30pm. If you’re looking for something truly terrifying to do this Halloween then make sure you book tickets to Quarry Bank Mill’s long-running, and much loved, Spooky Tours! Quarry Bank Mill…

Apple Days

Apples have been a part of mythology, religions and cultures for hundreds of years. They play a part in the Norse and Greek cultures, but something seems fitting about apples in an English country orchard on a crisp October day. At the weekend, hundreds of families experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of a traditional…

Welcome to Quarry Bank

Welcome to Quarry Bank Revealed! This is the place where you can find out more about this fantastic National Trust property based in the North West.  We aim to bring you articles from a variety of staff here at the site, including volunteers, rangers and our collections department, so you can get all the “behind…