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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
mick189
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Deeside, United Kingdom

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Curtis B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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Thank amandacox90
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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Thank Charles G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visit the museum last weekend, when staying at Pontins for Bangface, a 4 day music festival, thinking a trip out would be a bit of a quirky way to break up the relentless hardcore rave madness. It's a great way to spend an hour or so, well worth the paltry £3 entry fee, and is packed to bursting point... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

So many lawnmowers and a great audio tour. I found out where the phrase Shank's Pony came from too! Only £3 to get in. :-)

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Strange place. Entrance through a hardware shop, price gone up to £3, too much. Only went a because I saw Lee Mack on TV saying he had donated something to his home town museum. Wish I hadn't bothered. It's just four rooms in a house, tatty, wallpaper falling off walls. Interesting audio explaining history of the mower, but you really... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 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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1 Thank Julie18122013
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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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