Quarry Bank Mill

New graphic displays at this National Trust property
The Story of the Mill

The Story of the Mill

Angled graphics set within a warp and weft structure tell the story of the mill

Lives of the mill workers

Lives of the mill workers

Poetic typography describes the lives of the mill workers

The Water Gallery

The Water Gallery

The Water Gallery explains how Samuel Greg used the river to power a waterwheel.

The Apprentices Story

The Apprentices Story

Multimedia displays are projected onto the walls in the apprentice ares.

The story of Samuel Greg

The story of Samuel Greg

Angled graphics inset into a warp and weft structure which runs throughout the gallery

Power Gallery

Power Gallery

This gallery tells the visitor how the mill powered the looms. A large backlit graphic story book is a major feature of the gallery

The Apprentice Gallery

The Apprentice Gallery

Original apprentice indentures were scanned and printed onto plywood panels to tell the stories of the apprentices

The Story of Samuel Greg

The Story of Samuel Greg

Samuel arrived from Ireland as a young boy and built the mill

Working looms

Working looms

Working machinery still powered by the original waterwheel demonstrate how cotton was produced in the mill

Life in a cotton mill in Georgian and Victorian England

New graphic displays telling the story of the Greg family who ran a cotton mill in Styal, Cheshire. The stories are told in three distinctive galleries around the working textile machinery operated from the original waterwheel. The first gallery tells the story of Samuel Greg who built the mill in 1784 and his descendants. The second gallery tells the untold stories of the child apprentices who worked in the mill through poetic text. The third gallery concentrates on the power and machinery used to run the mill from the iron waterwheel. The graphics had to conform to the National trust's corporate brand. Exhibition designed by Mather & Co. All images courtesy of Mather & Co

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