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British Lawnmower Museum

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Address: 106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
Phone Number: 44 01704 501336
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The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning...

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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My husband read about this museum some time ago and we visited this weekend with our 7yr old son. It really took me and my husband back to our youth. I remembered my parents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie18122013
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband read about this museum some time ago and we visited this weekend with our 7yr old son. It really took me and my husband back to our youth. I remembered my parents owning some of those mowers and it really was a lovely opportunity to reminisce. Staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful and educational for our son. Worth a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ended up here on a whim with some friends and the whole thing is so ridiculous that it's kinda brilliant! Enjoyed seeing mowers donated by people I know, like Danny Wallace, and had no idea there was so much history behind the humble lawnmower. Something you should do if you're around, just to say you've done it!

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Thank Codie A
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Slightly bonkers but great fun. Every type of lawn mower you could imagine. If you are into engineering then this will keep you happy. However it is more than this, there is some social history in here with wonderful ephemera and advertising. I particularly liked the specialist mowers for pipe smoking men and evening dress wearing women in heels.

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Thank njbreakwell
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It's a small museum of 3-4 rooms. Walking around listening to the video commentary made for an interesting half an hour (although my wife wasn't so convinced!). Old and quirky, the museum gives you a potted history of the development of the lawnmower. If you are half interested in lawn based mechanical gizmos have a look around the museum.

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Thank Paul D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I'm not really that interested in lawnmowers but what a fantastic collection of lawnmower-related stuff! Very glad I went and I now feel I know a lot more about the humble history of the lawnmower. The audio guide is very informative too. Definitely worth a visit if you fancy somewhere unique.

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Thank willhaypiano
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It's a little cramped, but there's loads of interesting mowers and mower paraphernalia. Doesn't take very long to look around.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wow , we went here for a laugh and really enjoyed it. Nice to see the lawnmowers that belonged to the celebrities. Just need to check their spelling of Eric Morecambe (Not MORCOMBE ) and that he lived in Hest Bank not Heth Bank.

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Thank 452margaret
Merseyside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you are anywhere near Southport this is a must for anyone with a mechanical mind, a true one off.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really enjoyed this unusual museum - great for an hours visit! Audio track gives you the history from horse drawn mowers to modern solar powered automatic mowers. Lots to see including various donations from celebs such as Jean Alexander, Nicolas Parsons, Paul O’Grady, Eric Morecombe etc. Interesting to see some of the mowers which I have come across over the... More 

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Thank 2-guys-glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The British lawnmower museum is small but packed with the very first models to the most advanced prototypes. It has special mowers from famous people like Brian May and prince Charles, my favourite mower was donated by Paul O'Grady! Well worth a visit!

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