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British Lawnmower Museum

106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
44 01704 501336
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250 restored machines. See lawnmowers of the rich &... more » 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Letchworth Garden City
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If the plans of the owner come to fruition then this should be a fun place to visit although it looks as they will be short of space to display the 100's of mowers.

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Stockport
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a amazing little museum, such good value, did not know there was so much to find out about lawnmowers, loads crammed in to this tiny museum, worth every penny, lovely place and staff, a classic museum, nowhere compares with it.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

To be honest, the thought of a lawnmower museum hadn't crossed my mind before it showed up on the satnav PoI, but this was an interesting half hour. They're about to refurbish, which will benefit the current crowded, rather scruffy layout, but there's some real gems here. And the enthusiastic staff are a joy.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Where to start.....the wife made me do it. A wonderful lady greeted us and showed us where to start with the audio tour. So many famous names and wonderful machines. Brian May made me laugh with his letter which along with others is in the wall. Anyway long and short if it's raining and you're curious pop in, but be... More

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

An interesting 3/4 of an hour on a Grey Wet Day. my Girlfriend and I almost came here a couple of months ago Glad we Did.... where else could you learn that Joe Pasquale's Strimmer is the same as everyone elses :-)

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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Odd museum , but worth a visit.. Engineers will like this , although one visit is enough. More interesting due to the novelty... Racing aspect was interesting and looks fun!

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I really like odd museums and this did not disappoint. A little cold and damp but hey this is about lawnmowers! The staff were fantastic and the curator of the museum was happy to chat and answer questions. For £2 it's a must if your in Southport, I went specifically to see it! I was in Preston anyway so not... More

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