Whilst this Museum is often refered to as "well hidden" , and whilst it is down some pretty Cheshire lanes, the Sat Nav seemed happy with its post code and took me straight to the gates. If you don't have a Sat Nav its well signed from the center of Poynton.
I visited on a bank holiday weekend so there were extra exhibits in the car park giving a good impression. The staff are very friendly and helpfull with free "Guide Sheet" to help you navigate round the exhibits. On the day I visited the large Stott steam engine was running, but this isn't run often so if you especially want to see it check the web site.
As well as the Stott which was run for short periods there was a host of other engines operating including Gas and Oil engines, and a large Gardner Diesel.
If you are not into Engines there is a craft area where there was a demonstration of Blacksmithing, and a large model of the area as it was arounf 1900. There are also a number of video displas around the museum , some about the social history of the engine manfactureres plants.
All in all a fascinating visit.
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