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Trencherfield Mill

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Went along today as it was a "Steaming Sunday". Paid £4 enterance fee and £2 for my 4 year old... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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I was unsure when I entered the main room as to what this tour entailed. We ended up getting a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Clare G
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Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
+44 1942 777566
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Its a disgrace that the mill engine is only open on Sundays between 11.00am & 1.00pm. This engine & building is a national treasure, and the gentlemen who run the machines are, knowledgeable about every aspect. Child conscience and very enthusiastic with the kids. THIS...More

6  Thank Gertcha
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I live in Wigan and wanted to take some visiting friends to see the magnificent Trencherfield Mill Engine working. To my horror when we got there we discovered that it only opens on a Sunday and then only for a short time. I suppose it...More

4  Thank WiganAlison
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Went along today as it was a "Steaming Sunday". Paid £4 enterance fee and £2 for my 4 year old grandson. Bill, gave us a talk on some of the mill machines that are in this little museum. From where the cotton is grown, where...More

Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I was unsure when I entered the main room as to what this tour entailed. We ended up getting a detailed history of the life working in the cotton mill, the journey of the cotton and how it moved through the mill. We then watched...More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I work close to here and went for a quick look during my lunch. Now a multi functional site with the engine, theatre and apartments.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I had an excellent tour of the mill and the engine. We were showed round by two keen and knowledgeable engineers who really brought out the way people used to live and how things were done at that time. Very interesting and...More

1  Thank reverendmike
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited this today almost by accident - we were visiting shops nearby and had walked along the canal while waiting for them to open. we passed by the mill to see what time it opened. we've seen the engine "in steam" before and were...More

2  Thank Albert_Balsam
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The old engine is a marvel to see,with its polished brass fittings . Ensure you take a trip on the canal and visit the infamous Wigan Pier.

Thank dwhatley20
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited Trencherfield Engine and had the happenstance to meet a fabulous, passionate and super knowledge able man. Bill nurturers the physical engine and the engines soul. His passion for the Helen and Rina seems boundless. Bill’s pride and dedication towards the mill, the engine...More

Thank OwenKR-2016
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited on a non steaming sunday (although we will be back for a steaming day), had a great tour given by Alex who was very informative and passionate about the engine and the mill. Lots of background info and very interesting stories. Admission was...More

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Steaming Sunday. Bill was so knowledgeable and gave us all us details of the engine and the history of the Mill in as much or as little detail as required. The audio visual was brilliant for the kids age 12, 9...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Today I was lucky enough to have a bit of time to myself to visit Trencherfield Mill on a "Steaming Sunday", what a great couple of hours experience, Bill the guide was so knowledgeable about the history of the mill, its owners, the steam engine,...More

Thank IanMcKenna1961
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David H
31 December 2016|
Response from AlexW5294 | Property representative |
Hi David, can I first offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, have only just taken over control of the TripAdvisor account. We would have responded to you straight away if we would have had... More
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Response from AlexW5294 | Property representative |
Hi pjpatrol, I understand the time has long passed for you to know this information, for this can I offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, unfortunately, didn’t have access to the TripAdvisor... More