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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
01625 874 426
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Ranked #15 of 171 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After arriving at 11am on a very wet and windy Bank Holiday Monday, we were unsure of what to expect. Oh boy, we finally left at 4pm, great day out, the people running it were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and seemed to enjoy talking to visitors. The cafe had great coffee and cake. We were lucky as they had the steam... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went to visit the Anson Engine Museum today, Easter Sunday, If you like engines then this is for you, engines of all types, all ages and some even steam. The best bit is that they are not just static exhibits as the team of volunteer's get them running. You can hear them feel them and smell them. Ok I'm... More

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Derbyshire,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was our second visit to a wonderful museum with a marvellous collection of over 250 engines be it gas, diesel, oil, petrol or steam (one of the largest collections in Europe) many of which are in working order.With knowledgeable experts on hand to explain the backgrounds and workings the time spent there went all too quickly. In addition to... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our day at the Anson Engine Museum was brilliant. A collection of unique hisotrical engines plus wide range of engineering history, that would be worth a visit alone. The enthusiastic experts, who bring all this to life running the equipment and explaining the technical details make Anson a facinating experience. I would recomment it to anyone, from a young child... More

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As an ex engineer I like all things mechanical. The Anson Engine Museum is a blast from the past, having, gas, petrol, oil, diesel and everybodies favourite steam engines. Many are in full working order, and displays are given around the different sheds every thirty minutes or so. Quite an experience seeing really old single cylinder engines being utilised by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

A must for enthusiasts but a lot for non-enthusiasts like myself too. Lots indoors so good for a rainy day, exceptionally dedicated and knowledgeable staff who must run the place on a shoe string but offer a warm welcome to all. The cafe serves hot drinks in polystyrene cups and a range of pre-packaged snacks but does not do meals.... More

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