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“Fantastic staff interesting museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of British Lawnmower Museum

British Lawnmower Museum
Ranked #17 of 32 things to do in Southport
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Owner description: 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.
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic staff interesting museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I really like odd museums and this did not disappoint. A little cold and damp but hey this is about lawnmowers! The staff were fantastic and the curator of the museum was happy to chat and answer questions. For £2 it's a must if your in Southport, I went specifically to see it! I was in Preston anyway so not much of a drive. I made a weekend of it in Southport, will go back when they add extra exhibits, the curator was telling us about the museums plans to expand!

Visited December 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,119 reviews
522 attraction reviews
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“A cut above...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

A rather surprising collection, but some of these machines really are quite beautiful in their own way and all are clever pieces of engineering

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Navasota, Texas
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lawnmowers Great and Small!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

What an amazing collection of lawnmowers and garden machinery! Located away from the fashionable shopping areas of Southport, this little museum is home to a collection of mowers ranging from those donated by the rich and famous (Prince Charles, for one), to the first robotic and electric models, and all types made since the first one was invented in 1830. The £2 admission fee includes an audio tour which takes you from room to room. Quaint and quirky, totally interesting!

Visited December 2013
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Liverpool
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155 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Up there alongside the Louvre and the British Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Where else can you find Joe Pasquale's strimmer, Lee Mack's dibber and Nicholas Parsons' secateurs? And all for £2 (or free if you have a Blue Peter Badge).

This is an eccentric and genuinely interesting place. You must go there, just to say you've been. Totally bonkers in a very English way.

Visited December 2013
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Nelson, Lancashire
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24 reviews
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“Not the most exciting day out!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

After leaving the police force I spent about 13 years as a grass/hedge cutter so I should have found this museum of interest. However I found it totally boring. Three small rooms above a shop that was slightly scruffy and not well laid out at all. They also had the cheek to charge me £2. !! The one smile of the day I found in the visitors book. A previous female visitor had written that her boyfriend had brought her to the museum for a day out.!! She stated that she had " chucked him."

Visited October 2013
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