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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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I didn't really want to go but...

I confess to having no interest in engineering but this museum is amazing, well laid out, loads of... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
David L
Stockport, United Kingdom
Great place!

If you're interested in engines, engineering or local history I would strongly recommend a visit... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Graham S
Southport, 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
+44 1625 874426

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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

1  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is a must for any vintage engine collector when in England. The staff found information for an engine I am restoring at the Cobdogla Irrigation Museum in South Australia. The archive of engine information is incredible. If you are interested in old engines...More

Thank Waxy41
Charity W, Manager at Anson Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Many thanks and glad we could help, keep up the good work at Cobdogla

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went on bank holiday Monday. What a brilliant museum most of the engines were operating and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely visit again.

Thank john g
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Their policy is to run as many engines as possible whenever possible, because if it's not running it's just a lump of steel. So we saw dozens of engines on the go. Some artsy and gothic, most beautifully and lovingly restored by the enthusiastic team...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great place. Lots of engines to see. The volunteers are very informative and clearly passionate about what they do. Some good local history too. I would love to come back soon.

Thank Luke H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great museum, well laid out, lots to see. It was much bigger than I though and you get free talks and demonstrations by a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts. Running huge industrial diesels, I learned thing I didn't know and I though I knew about engines....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I would have never believed my wife could enjoy a visit to an 'engine' museum, or I with little knowledge, merely curiosity, find it so interesting. Firstly there is lots to see covering not just the 'oily bits' but also the art, history and some...More

Thank GFJH
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a longer stay than we expected to. Plenty to see and really friendly staff to help the experience be enjoyable. The surprise was that as well as engines, there was a craft section and a fantastic model of the area c1900. It was a...More

Thank paul l
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This museum far exceeded our expectations. Amazing how much there is to see; includes small cinema, wonderful scale model of Poynton area, circa 1900. Enthusiastic and interesting guides. Well worth a visit. A wonderful history of our industrial heritage of the times when we lead...More

Thank Lucylou16
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