Anson Engine Museum

As featured on TV, this multi award-winning museum has a great deal to offer visitors. Recognised as one of the country’s leading specialist museums. Fuelled by enthusiasm and staffed by volunteers it is a great day out for all the family.

Address: Anson Engine Museum, Anson Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TD UK
Tel: 01625 874 426

Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum with engines of all sizes (from desktop to 100 tons).

The museum also has a steam section including a giant mill engine - the largest steam engine in Cheshire.

It is also fast becoming a must see for non-enthusiasts too. As well as the impressive collection of the Anson Engine Museum's iconic engines and working machinery, there is a Craft Centre where monthly demonstrations are given by blacksmiths, bodgers or wood turners.

The Anson Engine museum also boasts a local history exhibition section where a fantastic giant scale model of Poynton (c1900) built by volunteers with a great attention to detail can be admired.

It is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter Sunday until end October - 10am - 5pm (other times and days by arrangement for group visits). Engines running every day throughout the season.

Over the past few years the museum has won several awards for its displays, engines, website and the quality of its volunteer workforce, including a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor

Amongst its facilities it has a tearoom and shop free car parking for visitors, wheelchair and motorised scooter, cinema/meeting room available for hire.

Throughout the season there are events and exhibitions so be sure to check their website for updates. 

The Anson Museum also features in the Welcome to Poynton video and has its own Anson Museum Introductory Video.  

Mechanic working on an engine

The insides of a train engine

Model Train track