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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
01625 874 426
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Ranked #13 of 178 Attractions in Cheshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is... more » Owner description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognized as one of the country's leading specialist museums. Situated in Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum. However, it is increasingly becoming a "must visit" attraction for non-enthusiasts too and won the "Visitors Choice" award (voted for by the public) when they were asked "where would you take a visitor to the Macclesfield area"? As well as the largest collection of engines in Europe, the museum also has changing displays of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementos and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery. « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went to the museum yesterday and ended up spending three hours there. This place is heaven for anyone interested in engines but there is so much to see that I don't think anyone could fail to enjoy a visit. The volunteers were all very helpful including the lady who printed out for me details of the local walk taking... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a great place for people who like engines! We went there as a couple with friends, one of whom is an engineer and the two chaps (apologies for the stereotypes) had a lovely time looking at the engines. I found the information about the people who had been involved very interesting and I loved the 3D model of... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I visited Anson Engine Museum yesterday and found it to be most interesting. There is a very good collection of historic 'Gas Engines' some steam, some oil, some old and one or two present day. They were well displayed with a good proportion of them working. We were able to watch the starting and running of the oldest working gas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is one of the places you should visit if you like stationary engines and the like ! A marvellous collection of engines big and small, old and newer! worth every penny. They were a little short on staff the day we went so not every engine was working, but very enjoyable anyway. Would recommend this museum to anybody, and... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This venue was picked as part of the 2014 annual Association of Singer Car Owners National Weekend. From the outset the volunteer staff team at the Museum offered the utmost help and support in staging our event. As the visit drew closer they updated us with information and collected final details from ourselves ensuring that everything on the day was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited as a group as part of a car club outing. We had a very full schedule and consequently did not have enough time to see everything. A great pity as it is a fascinating place with a team of genuine enthusiasts who are only too happy to speak to you and explain everything. There is every conceivable type... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Should be renamed,"The Engine Mans Paradise", We parked in the yard where there was a huge selection of all types of old engines. Inside the building the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The range of engines was from gas,beam,steam,petrol and diesel. The staff were very helpful and keen to discribe and show us every thing about engines. The first... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A mate of mine had always wanted to visit this museum and what a great shout! OK as a pair of engineers we are going to be biased towards a small museum full of engines but we loved it. It's a typical volunteer-led museum, not quite perfect, could be better, but that adds to the enjoyment of it. Anyone visiting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Passed the sign for it a couple of weeks back and figured we'd take a punt and check it out. We were only really expecting a couple of little steam engines in a lean to, but they've got hundreds of engines of all shapes and sizes, not to mention the king of all tool Sheds. The staff there were great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If your best mate was Doctor Who, this would be your dream engine workshop. 300 years worth of external and internal combustion engines. See, hear and smell them running. Discover the basics or add to your already expert knowledge - your choice. They suggest at least two hours for a visit - I saw half what's there in five.

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