Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
This collection has 2,598 items online
One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites showing how a complete working community lived. A diverse collection containing a unique archive of the business and the Greg family who ran the mill, their possessions and extraordinary machines and other items relating to the cotton industry, many in working order: a giant iron waterwheel, steam engines, spinning machinery and weaving looms which transformed the cotton first into spun yarn and calico. Demonstrations of the working machinery, hand-spinning and weaving run daily.
Thomas Greg of Belfast (1718 – 1796) and Family
attributed to Strickland Lowry (Whitehaven 1737 - Worcester c.1785)
Quarry Bank, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)