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British Lawnmower Museum

Address: 106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
Phone Number: 44 01704 501336
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250 restored machines. See lawnmowers of the rich & famous including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. See the fastest, the most expensive, to the 1st robots, extensive archive, audio & guided tours, lawnmower restorations. A tribute to the garden machine industry over the last 200 years. Don't let the grass grow under your feet - its mower interesting at the British Lawnmower Museum.

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Liverpool
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Bilbao has the Guggenheim; St Petersburg has the Hermitage; Southport has the British Lawnmower Museum. It is without doubt the greatest museum in the world. Why? Well, would you find Hilda Ogden's Flymo in the Guggenheim? Does Joe Pasquale's strimmer sit in the Hermitage? No, obviously. And now, a new wing has opened: a downstairs room lined with Astroturf plays... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

the Mowers your grand parents used ... all looking like new ... you name it ... they will have one ...

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Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Well its all in the name... This is a cut above the rest... Oddly entertaining and stranger still, it is interesting???? Not the normal place to say to the kids, lets go to the.... lol Well worth a stop, but finding it can be hard as is finding a place to park.

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Elton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Well we went because it sounded fun, worth the £2 entrance, and we enjoyed the visit. Liked looking at all the old lawnmowers and reading who had donated their lawnmowers to the museum. could use a little more room and spread them out a bit more.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We loved this experience. A unique collection of mowers and grass cutters exemplifying the history of these machines - invented in the UK. We even bought the DVD and some unique postcards and souvenirs. You could spend ages here or be satisfied in an hour depending upon how closely you wish to inspect the exhibits. Ideal for gardeners, engineers, those... More 

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This comprehensive collection give a thorough history of the lawnmower. There are many special and unique machines, but they are closely packed together and the collection really does need to expand, and be re-organised better, but they are attempting to do this on a limited footprint. Associated artifacts are also to be found, e.g. toy mowers, toys, photos etc. Support... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Went here today because we are going to the fireworks show tonight and it seemed like something different to do whilst we were visiting Southport. Despite neither of us knowing anything about lawnmowers or even being interested in them we still completely loved it. We were in about half an hour which was long enough to see everything and we... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A fascinating and quirky little museum crammed full of a vast range of all types of mower, This really is an adjunct to the main business as a small engineering store and workshop. It is spread over 3 floors without disabled access. The range of exhibits is vast and the condition of the exhibits is impressive. They are extending the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Reasonable price to enter. If looking at old lawnmowers is your kind of thing, this is the place. A little bit of history and a few machines donated by celebrities. Worth a visit to cross it off your bucket list. Lol.

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lovely quaint exhibition, such a good thing that an enthusiast is preserving our unique garden history. An excellent recording describing all the exhibits and very welcoming staff. Well worth a visit and, for older visitors, a stroll down memory lane.

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