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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 #15 of 52 things to do 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
Hours:
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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Barton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked away on Shakespeare Street South of and parallel to Lords street is to someone who had never seen it before an experience of a lifetime. Forget frills and toilets just spend an hour soaking up the labours of a fanatic. Great fun can be had remembering the names of so many celebs. who have donated their old out of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Well if you want to know how Brian May cuts his lawn or see Lily Savages pink fur push mower. This is the place £2 to get in fantastic entertainment.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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85 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have often thought about visiting the museum as we frequently catch the bus over to Southport but we finally got round to it. I am pleased we did as it is certainly a different sort of museum. When we arrived he switched on an audio recording which told us a lot about the history of lawnmowers and explained about... More 

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Liverpool
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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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