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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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Very Interesting Working Museum

I visited with my husband and Mother who is in her 80's. There is a huge amount of engines to see... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Karen H
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
via mobile
Terrific Collection

This museum is a great collection showing the development of powered engines from early steam beam... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Stockport, 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” (12 reviews)
“local history” (8 reviews)
“craft area” (3 reviews)
Anson Road | Poynton, SK12 1TD, England
+44 1625 874426
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Reviewed 15 October 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
AnsonVolunteer, Manager at Anson Engine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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

Reviewed 2 October 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
Reviewed 16 July 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
Reviewed 1 July 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
Reviewed 21 May 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

Thank david070761
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Anson museum is interesting if you have an interest in old engines with lots of exhibits and some of them are run on the open days. Even those that are not being run have good explanations of what they are and sometimes why they...More

Thank argosy2gb
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.

Thank Garydiesel
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. 👍🏻

Thank Alexander J
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
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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