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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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Just visited this wonderfull little gem of a place at the recent open day. Full of intresting engines of all types, shapes & sizes. Run by volunteers so don't be put of by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went on a July Saturday, and it was quiet, but didn't deserve to be. Fascinating at lots of levels, even if you've only a passing interest in engines. Don't be put off by the rather confusing information on the website about when it's open. I think it's open every day across about March to October, with occasional special events... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My and my Grandparents arrived at the museum around 11:30am,there was more staff than visitors. It was a great time but on the downside none of the engine were working which was a pick of a let down but overall it was a average time>

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Just visited this wonderfull little gem of a place at the recent open day. Full of intresting engines of all types, shapes & sizes. Run by volunteers so don't be put of by the admission price. Lots of history relating to the local area and a brilliant scale model of Poynton and its local. Very informative & well worth a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited this industrial treasure trove on the early May bank holiday with my other half (an engineer) and aunt. We all got a lot out of the day in our different ways, whether it was the engines themselves, the social history and incredible historical model of the local area or seeing the traditional crafts in action. We were lucky... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really enjoyed our trip here today, so much to see. Kids under 12 go free, so good entertainment for anyone wanting to occupy children with an interesting activity. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Thoroughly recommend. Having so many engines running, steam pumping and the blacksmith's forge in use was compelling - there's nothing else like it that we've been to.... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

the engine museum is a living ,breathing attraction ,masive mill engines are restored and running outside and inside. Some of these engines were removed and saved from the great cotton mills of Lancashire and Yorkshire ,these are now fully restored to working order.Not all steam engines are the same ,! A working Blacksmiths is outside and the blacksmiths will spend... More 

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
Phone Number: +44 1625 874426
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire

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