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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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A Hidden Gem

Only living 22 miles from Poynton I had never heard of this museum until a few weeks ago. I visited... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
david070761
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Interesting if you like old engines.

The Anson museum is interesting if you have an interest in old engines with lots of exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
argosy2gb
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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“scale model” (10 reviews)
“craft area” (3 reviews)
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Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
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+44 1625 874426

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank crehow
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I confess to having no interest in engineering but this museum is amazing, well laid out, loads of information and the the volunteers' were all really helpful and knowledge about a subject that they are clearly passionate about, stayed longer than expected but even that...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you're interested in engines, engineering or local history I would strongly recommend a visit. Cheap to enter, fascinating collection of engines. Interesting local history section and helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sfaff who share a passion and enthusiasm for their displays. Even the tea, coffee...More

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