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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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Lawnmower Heaven

The family were doing some shopping in Southport, so I decided to have a look at this as I have a few different mowers. I wasnt disappointed, the place is rammed with all sorts of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2016
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Inverness, United Kingdom

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Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't know such a place existed until we visited Southport. What a great museum for gardeners, historians and engineers alike. Well done to the owner and staff in keeping this museum going. A modest entrance cost is very worthwhile.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The family were doing some shopping in Southport, so I decided to have a look at this as I have a few different mowers. I wasnt disappointed, the place is rammed with all sorts of mowers, and grass cutting kit. It took me just under an hour to go around, and for £3.00 this was fine. The only criticism I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth visiting. There is a very good audio introduction which explains the history of lawnmowers and grass cutters (not the same thing apparently) and tells more about the exhibits. There are several mowers donated by celebrities (Paul O'Grady, Brian May, Eric Morecambe, Prince Charles). The exhibits range from weird contraptions that never caught on to classic... More 

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Thank PC002
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little museum, lots of British heritage. Interesting audio guide. £3 entry which is not unreasonable. Filled an hour and we had a nice coffee across the road at the end.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I stayed with some friends who were poking fun at this museum even though they'd never been. I was intrigued so went along and was not disappointed. It cost £3 to get in, £1 for children, and it was worth every penny. Lots of mowers to see; I never even considered the sheer variety. I also enjoyed seeing the 'famous... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Despite my not being particularly into Lawnmowers, this is a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours for just 3quid entry with free parking close by and only 10mins walk from Southport town centre (which itself is rather nice too). There are hundreds of exhibits, some clever, some wacky, some donated by famous Rock Stars, Celebrities, even Royalty !... More 

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Thank Julian L
Deeside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

surprized to see this museum in a old building above a shop but enjoyed our visit. interesting fact packed audio tour.

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Thank mick189
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum has been updated since I last went, however, the audio tour is the same and so it gets a little confusing walking about. Over all is a brilliant tour a definite must on the bucket list.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

very interesting audio tour value for money although probably aimed at adults all our group enjoyed visit and our age range 40-80

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Quite surprised to find a superb little museum over a shop.Over 300 different models of lawnmowers through the ages,Some donated by stars of Rock and TV.Take a trip back in time well worth the £3.00 admission.

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