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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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A step back in time for anyone interested in engines!

What a well organised and welcoming museum to visit. Another review summed it up, 2 hours simply... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard W
Leave enough time!

Two hours was not nearly enough time to explore this fantastic museum. A huge variety of engines... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Caroline H
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Ashurst, United Kingdom
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“scale model”(11 reviews)
“craft area”(3 reviews)
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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...more
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 2 weeks ago

What a well organised and welcoming museum to visit. Another review summed it up, 2 hours simply isn't enough time to fully view all displays. The staff could not have been any more informative and friendly. Spectacular engines from throughout their invention from the rattling...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Two hours was not nearly enough time to explore this fantastic museum. A huge variety of engines, some that we had never seen before. The history of where they had been used was fascinating and there were plenty of information boards with details of where...More

Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum, with working engines on event days. Details the development of engines really well. We went on an event day and the volunteers who help out are lovely and informative.

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Took my lad who is 9. It's free for kids under 13. Had a great couple of hours of fun. Got to see the evolution of the internal combustion engine before it gets faded out for all electric. The model of the local area was...More

Thank Jono S
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I visited with my husband and Mother who is in her 80's. There is a huge amount of engines to see that have been used in various industries. The volunteers are there with a tremendous amount of knowledge and are very enthusiastic to explain the...More

Thank Karen H
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AnsonVolunteer, Manager at Anson Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

glad you enjoyed the visit, hope to see you again in the future Many Thanks

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This museum is a great collection showing the development of powered engines from early steam beam engines, through diesel up to modern power plants including a current Bentley engine. Throughout the museum you’ll find dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers brimming with knowledge. Engines are regularly started up...More

Thank roubiliac
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The best museum of engines anywhere, full of old oily engines thumping away with a hypnotic beat. Gas and oil engines filled a gap before electricery arrived keeping the industrial revolution turning, possibly the best museum just down the road from me, certainly a fascinating...More

Thank yorkiePhil S
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Going back in Yime when you visit this working museum which highlights Poynton history and development going nack to the Industrial Revolution Lots of working models, and a great old model village Dont miss this Hidden Gem!!

Thank Lawrence B
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Terrific collection of engines of all sorts, run by helpful enthusiastic staff. The working of the engines clearly explained as they aredemonstrated. The Rattling Monster lived up to it's name.

Thank David G
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Only living 22 miles from Poynton I had never heard of this museum until a few weeks ago. I visited with my 17 year old son and really enjoyed our visit. A kind man named John started up a Lister Engine for us to see,...More

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