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Hidden gem - great day out

We were lucky enough to visit on a day when the museum was running its steam exhibits and craft... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LesleyandClive
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Wonderful

If at all interested in engines this is must. Brilliant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
emmdub
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Leeds, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
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+44 1625 874426
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit on a day when the museum was running its steam exhibits and craft demonstrations. We found the displays interesting, varied and well presented and the volunteers very friendly and helpful. There is a small cafe with reasonably priced drinks...More

Thank LesleyandClive
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If at all interested in engines this is must. Brilliant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who also work on the engines. My 5 year old grandson and I just loved it.

Thank emmdub
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at just how good this place is, loads to look at, loads of running displays lots of info and really accommodating staff and volunteers, it says allow 2 hours but we were there more like 4 hours, very reasonable prices in the cafe....More

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AnsonVolunteer, Manager at Anson Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Really glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this attraction with a group of old diesel engineers it was great they are doing a fantastic job preserving this important part of our engineering history - the attraction would be suitable for a family day out as there is more to...More

Thank Jon W
AnsonVolunteer, Manager at Anson Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Really pleased you all enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Took my 11 y/o autistic son and had a great tour guided by the bosses young son. Worked a treat as he could explain about the engines at a level my son could understand. Will go again when the workshops are on.

Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Hidden away just outside Poynton is a jewel of our engineering history. For those interested in diesel and stem engines this is a must. There is a craft centre, café/shop and the engines get fired up regularly. Will visit again when time permits!!

Thank amysdad
Reviewed 25 May 2018

My first visit to Engine Museum today. I have heard about it and then picked up leaflet from my library. Not easy to find even with the Brown Signs. My SatNav took me from the Buxton Road side along very narrow lanes. Entrance to the...More

Thank michael g
Reviewed 8 May 2018

What a well organised and welcoming museum to visit. Another review summed it up, 2 hours simply isn't enough time to fully view all displays. The staff could not have been any more informative and friendly. Spectacular engines from throughout their invention from the rattling...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Two hours was not nearly enough time to explore this fantastic museum. A huge variety of engines, some that we had never seen before. The history of where they had been used was fascinating and there were plenty of information boards with details of where...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum, with working engines on event days. Details the development of engines really well. We went on an event day and the volunteers who help out are lovely and informative.

Thank Rachel B
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