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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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I liked it that much i bought the castings

The best museum of engines anywhere, full of old oily engines thumping away with a hypnotic beat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yorkiePhil S
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Buxton, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem, don't miss it.

Terrific collection of engines of all sorts, run by helpful enthusiastic staff. The working of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David G
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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It used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions but over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognized as one of the country's leading specialist museums. Situated in Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum. However, it is increasingly becoming a "must visit" attraction for non-enthusiasts too and won the "Visitors Choice" award (voted for by the public) when they were asked "where would you take a visitor to the Macclesfield area"? As well as the largest collection of engines in Europe, the museum also has changing displays of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementos and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery. Open one weekend a month in 2015.
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Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
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+44 1625 874426

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best museum of engines anywhere, full of old oily engines thumping away with a hypnotic beat. Gas and oil engines filled a gap before electricery arrived keeping the industrial revolution turning, possibly the best museum just down the road from me, certainly a fascinating...More

Thank yorkiePhil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific collection of engines of all sorts, run by helpful enthusiastic staff. The working of the engines clearly explained as they aredemonstrated. The Rattling Monster lived up to it's name.

Thank David G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Only living 22 miles from Poynton I had never heard of this museum until a few weeks ago. I visited with my 17 year old son and really enjoyed our visit. A kind man named John started up a Lister Engine for us to see,...More

Thank david070761
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Anson museum is interesting if you have an interest in old engines with lots of exhibits and some of them are run on the open days. Even those that are not being run have good explanations of what they are and sometimes why they...More

Thank argosy2gb
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great to see most of the engines running or in a running condition. Suprising number of engines, all well laid out. Lots of (volunteer) staff about, and all very helpful and friendly. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Garydiesel
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is a really great day out. There's plenty of live working exhibits. There's also a great local history section with a scale model (which took four years to build!). A must visit if you're in the area. 👍🏻

Thank Alexander J
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It's a bit embarrassing to admit we've lived in Poynton for 20 years and this was my first visit, with my grandson George (age 9). It was well worth the wait, the museum is just classic. They have a great variety of engines, with some...More

Thank Chalky31
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Always said we would visit this museum, that was four years ago. Well we finally went today (17/4/17). What a brilliant couple of hours we had. All the engines were running and there were lots of them, volunteers on hand to pass on their knowledge...More

Thank SharmloverCheshire
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Most of the engines have been restored to running condition.They have the first UK diesel to be built dated 1897 (3rd in the world). There is also a local history section with a huge model of Poynton as it was in 1901, plus a craft...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fabulous place with loads to see. The volunteers are so enthusiastic & knowledgeable. Very interesting. A lot of items that should be in our town but aren't but thank goodness this place is saving them for the future generations.

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