Quarry Bank Mill provides students with the opportunity to explore local history, the Industrial Revolution and what it was like to be a factory worker or child apprentice. See how cloth is made and how water and steam can be used to drive machinery. The Mill contains working machinery and demonstrations of traditional skills.
Styal Village, which is still a living community, was built by the Greg family for their workforce and offers evidence of how the workers in the Mill lived. The peaceful cobbled streets evoke an atmosphere of a settled rural community but this village was built to house early industrial workers.
Styal Estate is a fantastic learning resource. Our environment and geology sessions explore the river, the ponds, the woodland and the cliffs. From the Mill pond in the Southern Woods to the Oxbow in the Northern Woods, the estate is full of interesting features and opportunities for discovery.