Oldknow’s Audio Tour:

Discover the rich history of the great entrepreneur, Samuel Oldknow!

Listen as our experts set the scene for the construction, working conditions and much more at Mellor Mill, Marple Aqueduct, Marple Lime Kilns and the Marple Lock Flight.

Simply arrive onsite, plug in your earphones and open our app to become immersed in times gone by. By turning on your Bluetooth this allows us to pick up on your location and present the related audio clips.

You can also enjoy all of our insightful audio clips from the comfort of your own home or whilst out on the move.

Oldknow’s Quest:

Play the Oldknow’s Quest and uncover Oldknow Tokens!

There are lots of digital Oldknow Tokens around each of the sites, can you work your way around to uncover them all? Tap the tokens for clues and work your way up from an Apprentice to a High Sheriff!

Make sure you have your Bluetooth enabled so you get your token when you enter the secret spot!

Virtual Reality:

Bring history back to life through the use of our Virtual Reality feature! Enjoy this high definition unique experience of what the sites would have looked like back in the day.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Bug fixes

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