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Anson Engine Museum

Address: Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
Phone Number: 01625 874 426
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Ranked #7 of 125 Attractions in Cheshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
11 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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