National Trust at Quarry Bank Mill
Built in 1784, the Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved mills of the industrial revolution, an era which changed the face of Britain and the world. The Quarry Bank Mill, which is now a museum of the cotton industry, is considered one of the most important early textile manufacturing communities in England and, because of Britain’s pioneering role that it had in industrialisation, it is considered one of the most important mills in the world.
Samuel Greg introduced the power of steam to Quarry Bank Mill in 1810. Over the course of the 19th century the Mill increasingly relied on steam as its main source of power, replacing water
Quarry Bank Mill will become a place where the whole range of life in an early Industrial Revolution cotton mill and community can be explored, while remaining as near to its original context and completeness as possible.
Visitors to the site will be told stories of the communities and the difficulties they faced, the pauper children who were forced to work, yet missed their families so much that they ran away and the working conditions of the labourers.