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British Lawnmower Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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interesting visit

Wanted to visit here since I first heard about on 'Would I Lie to You?'. Finally got my chance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AndreaJ70
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Really interesting

Great little museum I believe the only one in UK. Good way to spend an hour the staff are very... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Frank P
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Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
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The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250 restored machines. See lawnmowers of the rich & famous including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. See the fastest, the most expensive, to the 1st...more
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106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit here since I first heard about on 'Would I Lie to You?'. Finally got my chance. It's a quirky little place with quite a few steps to climb and LOTS to see. Don't expect a quick, ten-minute visit if you want to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Great little museum I believe the only one in UK. Good way to spend an hour the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Frank P
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I am bemused by any negative reviews. Yes - it is a number of rooms full of mowers! But great to see a passion celebrated. Worth £3 and half an hour of your time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gannatus
Reviewed 16 October 2018

If, like me, you though that a lawnmower museum could not possibly be a serious or worthwhile visit think again! It certainly justifies the short walk from Southport town centre and the very modest £3 entry fee and you should plan to give it about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Totally exceeded my expectations. As a professional Gardener, I thought it would be quite interesting, but I couldn't have imagined just how interesting this subject is. The amount of history available, and the knowledge of Brian, the chap who gets "hands on" with the mechanicals,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rdzc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well laid out, with as expected lots of mowers and mower related paraphernalia from their invention up to the present. There is an audio description (which takes a bit of concentration to follow it, because it is over loudspeakers rather than following you) which gives...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDavidJLiverpool
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Not very big put filled to capacity with allsorts of wonderful machines old and new. There i a video presentation to start your viit, and a lovely little gift shop. It is only small beyt very well woth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank philomena1955
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The museum has an informative audio-guided tour which lasts for about 20 minutes. A few more labels on the mower would help; but overall a great history of the birth of lawn mowing. I can appreciate how much effort was put into the accumulation of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ballofbullio
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Everyone giggles and thinks how boring when we say we went here,but that's their loss. What a fantastic little hidden gem. There is an audio tour, needs a little tweaking so you know what room to be in (yes there are more than one), but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank suzymum
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This was a gift for my husband from our children. We had a short stay in southport and were looking for places to visit. Brian gave us a tour of the museum, he gave us lots of information about all the different lawnmowers, didn't know...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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dianelesley
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Response from Charles G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes there is parking nearby or you can park at the Amusement Park car park, about a 15 min walk away.
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