Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Wilmslow
Accessibility information

The mill is wheelchair accessible: it has an accessible path from the car park to the site and paved walkways between the cobblestones to access the mill itself. There is a wheelchair friendly route around the mill which a volunteer will lead. The route enables a wheelchair user to access most floors apart from two which are inaccessible. For this the mill provides an accessible bag which contains materials which would be found on those floors. The floors that are accessible are wide enough for wheelchairs and have ramps to accommodate any change in level. There is also an accessible classroom and, although there is no hearing loop, staff are happy to wear the sets brought by the school. The mill also has an accessible toilet.

The Apprentice House and orchard: The house is some distance away and accessed by a steep path so wheelchair users may require assistance. However, there is a buggy for people with low mobility. The house is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor and has an accessible toilet in the grounds, but, as a listed building, the upstairs is inaccessible to wheelchair users. However, an accessible bag with materials and descriptions of what is upstairs is provided. The garden has wheelchair accessible paths, but wheelchair users may require assistance if wanting to access the orchard where there are no paths. The education staff can provide materials for all needs including the autistic spectrum.

Like most places the staff appreciate schools booking in advance and providing information on the needs of the group.