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British Lawnmower Museum

106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
44 01704 501336
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Ranked #12 of 28 Attractions in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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Elton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Whoever would have thought of a lawn mower museum ? Well they did at Shakespeare Road Southport UK. There is a downstairs section where the friendly guide will give you a run down on one of the earliest " push me pull you " chainless creations, after which you are free to ascend the creaking staircase to find some of... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum was a grass act, certainly a cut above the rest and turf-rific! What I loved most was how quintessentially British it felt, from the crackly, slightly amateurish audio commentary (no fancy handsets here!) to the frankly bizarre 'celebrity' items (Lee Mack's dibber, Joe Pasquale's strimmer and Nicholas Parson's secateurs anyone?!). There were also sections on lawnmower racing (who... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Who would think of opening a museum devoted entirely to lawnmowers? Well, if your collection includes examples once belonging to the rich and famous such as Princess Diana and Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander) then maybe this is not so eccentric. A rather crackly audio commentary starts up as you climb the stairs to the museum housed in several rooms above... More

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