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Address: Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
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+44 1942 777566

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Fantastic place

We visited Trencherfield mill today as my husband is interested in engineering but we all loved it. The volunteers and Bill were unbelievably knowledgable and more than happy to... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Jane70Mc
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Trencherfield mill today as my husband is interested in engineering but we all loved it. The volunteers and Bill were unbelievably knowledgable and more than happy to share that knowledge. A fantastic slice of social history and engineering.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The rating is not for the actual mill engine (not open that day), but for the deplorable condition of Wigan’s historic canal side environment. I passed this way on a narrow boat some 20 years ago, Trencherfield Mill engine was in steam, “The Way We Were” exhibition was full of visitors and the Orwell pub doing good trade. An overnight... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very interesting place lots of history,The place really takes you back to the bad old days,I would also recommend a trip on the canal on the kitty wake canal barge they also tell you about the history of the link between the canal and the mill.

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1 Thank Oliver1065
Haydock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Last went to Trencherfield Mill many moons ago and decided to go again withg my nine year old daughter. She was fascinated with the Mill and the demonstrations therein. Excellent place to go to see a little bit of Wigan and northern history and a brilliant way to show younger ones just how hard life was for people of their... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

to get a real impression of the sheer size of this engine you need to stand near it it is HUGE and when any documentaries are done by t/v stations such as when Tony Robinson (of time team) did a walk passing through the town he never went to see it same with Michael Portilo on his rail journeys never... More 

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1 Thank Ralph F
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

In the ninetys I worked on the mill I was a jcb driver I installed the big steam engine which l have taken my grandchildren to see a fey times great day out lots of history

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Thank scollops2015
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Great little museum, have a look around and learn about the locals and history. From cotton, coal, canals to northern soul, football and rugby!

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Thank AJMAKIN007
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Love seeing what life was like in the olden days. When the wheel is working and all the machines are going it really gives you a sense of what the workers had to deal with on a daily basis and the perils they faced. So interesting and the staff will answer any of your questions.

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Thank Katseddon
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

I actually used to live in the apartments above!! As an engineer, this is a must see but also good for everyone. Very knowledgeable engineer there will answer all your questions. Worlds largest working steam engine. AWESOME!!!!

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1 Thank WiganWonder
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Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We looked on Wigan Council's web site, so we knew it was a Steaming Sunday and 1 pm was to be a special time. Only £4 pp on entry for a magnificent show. The video presenter is a Yorkshire lass from 2003ish and she really did it justice. The running engine is an astonishing & unforgettable experience. The staff of... More 

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