Georgian cotton mill with displays of working machinery set in Styal Country Park. Visitors can see water and steam power working together, an 1830s beam engine in steam and 22ft wide waterwheel working daily. In the mill you can discover what it was like to work in a cotton mill. Experience heritage machinery in action and feel the floors shake beneath your feet as the spinning machines turn and the looms weave. Find out about the life and legacy of Samuel Greg, the founder of Quarry Bank, who arrived in England from Belfast as a young boy and went on to found a cotton empire. You can also discover more about the global cotton trade at the start of the Industrial Revolution and get a sense of the working conditions for the men, women and children who toiled in the mill.
Opening Times : 12 Jan-8 Feb & 6 Nov-22 Dec Wed-Sun 1030-1600. Daily 9 Feb-3 Nov 1030-1700, 26-31 Dec Daily (not Wed) 1030-1600.
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