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Apprentice House Tours

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  • 5 September 2024
  • 10:0014:15
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 9 – 18 years


Explore the home of the child workers of Quarry Bank on a unique tour

Child workers lived in the Apprentice House, often sent from workhouses far away. They laboured for long hours in the Mill, before returning to chores including gardening and sewing.

Discover how the children lived, where they slept, what they ate, what care they received, and hear the stories of Margaret Magin and Thomas Priestly.

When you arrive at Visitor Reception you can book onto a tour of the Apprentice House.

Tour times vary on week days and on weekends and during school holidays. Please ask for more details at Visitor Reception.

Tours are very popular so book your tickets early on the day of your arrival to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for tours cannot be pre-booked. Admission charges apply. Free entry for National Trust members.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

suitable for children aged 9+

Please enquire about going on a tour of the Apprentice House at Visitor Reception. When it's time for your tour please go to the meeting point next the Apprentice House.

There's no lift in the Apprentice House and to reach the first floor you'll need to climb a short, steep narrow set of stairs into the dormitory. A video tour of the Apprentice House is available.

Quarry Bank

In this exhibition we will explore the story of the past, present and future of the cotton textile industry in the North West and the world

This is your chance to see what life was like for the crowded families in the village

Visit the comfortable home of the Greg family: funded by the mill and right next to it, but far away from the world of its workers

Join our ranger team for a series of seasonal nature walk through the woodlands at Quarry Bank


  • Grove Street
  • Wilmslow
  • Cheshire East
  • SK9 1DU
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  • Wilmslow (0.2 miles)
    • National Rail line National Rail

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