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Trencherfield Mill

Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
+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... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Jane70Mc
via mobile
Deterioration of historic Wigan Pier area

The rating is not for the actual mill engine (not open that day), but for the deplorable condition... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
David H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
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“cotton” (4 reviews)
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Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
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+44 1942 777566
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Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Jane70Mc
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank David H
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...More

1  Thank Oliver1065
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...More

Thank Tweed_666
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...More

1  Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 18 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

Thank scollops2015
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!

Thank AJMAKIN007
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...More

Thank Katseddon
Reviewed 4 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!!!!

1  Thank WiganWonder
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...More

1  Thank Robin W
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Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
A great shame that nobody connected with Trencherfield Mill, or any Wigan local, could be bothered to answer your question! After 8 months it is probably a bit late for pjpatrol, but for the benefit of any other intending... More
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