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Anson Engine Museum

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Address: Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
Phone Number: +44 1625 874426
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Description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many...
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. Open one weekend a month in 2015
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Must See Museum!!

Visited this wonderful museum to our engine heritage on Saturday 11th April. Delighted to find it was open even though their website said it wasn't ! ??? Had a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited this wonderful museum to our engine heritage on Saturday 11th April. Delighted to find it was open even though their website said it wasn't ! ??? Had a wonderful time, Peter one of the volunteers, showed us around and even started one or two of the engines for us. The grandchildren thought it was amazing and we all found... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went back today having previously visitied the museum when everything was quiet, today was a very different experience as it was the easter weekend and lots of the engines, both steam and internal combustion were running. Kids both big and small had a great day

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kings lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Today's visit I'd rate 11/10. The opening weekend has been fantastic. There is so much history and information you won't be bored. Its in depth and the helpers are super helpful! Quizzes for kids, a wonderful 'craft lane' and sign boards to educate adults and kids are just some of the bonuses. Enjoyable for all

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was a member of a group of engineers visiting places in and around Chester. The visit to Anson turned out to be the highlight of the trip. We were royally treated by the museum staff, had an excellent meal and were amazed by the enthusiasm of the engineers restoring the engines. Well worth a visit.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited as a group and the reception by the staff (all volunteers) was superb. The museum has an amazing range of engines designed around gas, diesel and so on. Several were actually started-up for us perhaps because we were a large group. If you are interested in the history of the engine and it's different technologies then do visit.... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you're into vintage mechanical machinery this place is a must see, a fine collection of gas, oil, steam and atmospheric engines, even a few petrol engines, nice to see the effort being put into restoring and keeping these running. I will definitely be making a return visit, nothing is too much trouble for the staff and a decent range... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We discovered this place almost by accident when on a short break in Cheshire, but what a discovery! It's a marvellous collection of oil, gas, diesel and petrol engines, plus a lovely horizontal Stott steam engine. Many of the engines can be seen running (the starting procedures for some being quite exciting!) and there are many more static engines and... More 

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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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