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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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Lots of working exhibits, friendly and helpful staff.

Great to see most of the engines running or in a running condition. Suprising number of engines... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Garydiesel
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Bangor, United Kingdom
A hidden gem!

We live in the area and after years of driving past the musem and saying we must go there one day... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Neil B
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Manchester, 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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“scale model” (11 reviews)
“local history” (8 reviews)
“craft area” (3 reviews)
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 1 May 2017

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.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We live in the area and after years of driving past the musem and saying we must go there one day we took advantage of the fine weather to cycle over and finally pay a visit. The museum is brilliant and is a credit to...More

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 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. 👍🏻

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
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Reviewed 18 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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

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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

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