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Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre - CLOSED

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Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was,

Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was, I was lucky enough to have known him personally and being... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
mick b
Lovely insight into Freds world

Leon let me have a tour of work shop,s,Has I had wanted to visit to see such a remarkable... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Dennis C
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was, I was lucky enough to have known him personally and being able to visit the place that holds so many good memories of the times we met up and shared a can of his favourite tipple Guinness!!!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank mick b
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Well i went for a final look and the ambience is no more, To sell everything off for profit is one thing but to sell it all lock stock and barrel is a disgrace. They could have kept a set of ladders, an old machine...More

Date of experience: April 2018
11  Thank Ivor T
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

oh dear I had heard there were people in cloud cuckoo land and this just proves it, thank you for giving me the biggest laugh i have had in ages since making the heartbreaking decision to close the centre down, really cheered me up did...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018

Place was a mess of old scrap. The owner has now sold off all of the accumulated junk and closed the place down. So a waste of time before it shut and a waste of a journey now.

Date of experience: February 2018
15  Thank SofiaRodin
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Leon let me have a tour of work shop,s,Has I had wanted to visit to see such a remarkable place,,A must for any fan,s,really enjoyed the visit and meeting Leon,Thank,s

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Dennis C
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

All who went enjoyed a great day out, we visited the cinema in the evening. This rounded of the day tremendously.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 55trebor4472
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Due to the probable upcoming closure of the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, i couldn't resist a return visit to see Fred's workshops and machines, whilst being regaled of tales by Alf (also known as Elf - by Fred himself). What Leon and the other volunteers...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Such a fascinating place to visit with a remarkable story as to how the home of Fred Dibnah became a heritage centre. But unless a buyer comes forward to carry on it will cease to be and that would be a tragedy and travesty. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 2travellersn2dogs
Reviewed February 2, 2018

When last November and making a return trip in early Feb 2018. It`s a round trip of 300 miles, but well worth the trip a great day out.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Great place,Leon and Alf so easy to get on with,So informative,Should be saved,Once it goes its gone forever.Anyone who does not give it 5 stars,well i better not say ,I would go every week if i could.Wish i had gone when Fred was still alive.Great...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Alan N
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We visited this place on 11/11/17 as I have wanted to visit for some time being interested in Fred Dibnah and engineering, he visit was given an urgency as sadly the place is closing down. We were given a tour by Leon and Alf who...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank manky58
freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

glad you enjoyed the tour, I am sorry you felt I was "pushing" our merchandise, I am sure you will appreciate that running a Heritage cente is a costly affair and Lancashire council have closed down all their museums due to lack of funding, its...More

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