British Lawnmower Museum
British Lawnmower Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
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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Matthew Gray BSC
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A friend suggested i have a look on my visit to Southport as it is something a little bit different. I definetly enjoyed looking around, but the audio recording i found went on a little bit without any explanation of where i was supposed to be.

The entrance is kind of hidden inside a shop though so if you don't actually know it is there or come from the right direction it would certainly be missable.

If i ever get to come this way again with that friend, i would certainly say it would be a nice place to visit again. (hopefully with a better audio track)
Written May 10, 2022
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Steve H
United Kingdom95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The first thing to hit you on entering is the smell! Really evocative. The tour is guided through the tannoy and starts upstairs in room 1. I found it easy to follow and pitched at just the right speed and level of detail. The sound system is occasionally scratchy, but remains intelligible.
Along the top corridor are photos of visiting celebs 😀
Possibly of limited interest to people like my wife. I enjoyed the nostalgia.
Written October 7, 2022
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Cosmicgill
Bolton, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I heard about this museum & I visited it out of curiosity with my special needs son . I'm so glad we did. We both learned some amazing weird & wonderful facts about lawnmowers. Reasonably priced & well worth a visit!!!
Written November 15, 2021
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Mark G
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Interesting and inexpensive sums up this museum for me. The only downside was that I had to sit on the stairs when I got tired of standing. It is full to the brim of old mowing equipment so no room for seats. Still very good though and glad I went.
Written August 18, 2021
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Janine M
Belper, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Who would have thought a museum like this existed well worth a visit. Brian talked with passion about the mowers and was vey knowledgeable. Our group of Randomers loved this museum. Hoping to make it on the wall of celebrities with our photo with Brian.
Written June 8, 2021
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK7,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a very unusual museum and well worth a visit. There are so many different styles and makes of Lawnmowers on display here.
from racing Lawnmowers through to Flymo ones. There are also information boards to read as well
There is a commentary as you walk around that has so many interesting facts about Lawnmowers.
If you are interested in things mechanical it is well worth a visit. It is certainly packed full with exhibits.
Written March 5, 2023
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Wrinkled
Fleetwood, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
We went not expecting much off the beaten track in Southport. The audio tour was well worth £2 each. The rooms above an ironmonger's are crammed with lawnmowers, grass cutters and associated memorabilia. The spoken commentary is excellent and just the right length. It's hard to believe that such a specialised museum could be so fascinating, but it's £2 very well spent. A truly British collection. Our accompanying couple from the USA were completely won over.
Written August 23, 2011
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Dion M
Ramsgate, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
This was so interesting, the whole history of the lawnmower in a small museum above a lawnmower shop and repairers. My partner was sceptical about going but really enjoyed the experience. The audio commentry is superb and is played through loud speakers as you walk around. One of the highlights for us both was the picture of the Shanks' horse drawn mower and the leather boots the horses wore, on display in in one of the cases, so as not to churn up the grass with their hooves. Facinating and highly recommended.
Written May 11, 2012
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Sahloff79
Peterborough, UK495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
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 knew that Stirling Moss won the British Grand Prix for lawn mowers in '75 and '76!) and kiddies toy mowers.... The place was a tad ramshackle and chaotic but that really was part of its charm.

I'd been planning a visit to this museum for a while as mad museums are my thing and I came away after 2 hours with a smile on my face. It was great to meet the owner/curator, BrIan Radam, as he's a bit of a character and he took time to show me a replica of Edwin Beard Budding's first lawnmower and outline his plans for the museum expansion downstairs.

Practicalities wise, the museum is a straight 15 min walk from the beach, down Victoria way which leads to Duke Street and the museum is on a corner on your left hand side. Otherwise you can park anywhere around it on a side street, didn't seem to be any restrictions. Not sure about the entrance fee as I got in for free when I mentioned I had given the museum a plug on BBC television, but whatever it is -it's worth it believe me!

Mow see this place! Er... I mean go see this place.You won't feel for-lawn!
Written June 30, 2014
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fixedgear155
Manchester, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Fascinating little museum, if your into this kind of thing, or even if your not.
Friendly staff and very informative. Shows off British single minded, eccentric quirkiness at its best.
Give it a try you'll be surprised at how much you can learn about lawnmowers.
Written May 24, 2012
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