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The Anson Engine Museum

The Anson Engine Museum

Visit Poynton's award winning museum with its impressive collection of engines and working machinery, craft centre with demonstrations given by blacksmiths and wood turners and a local history section with a large model of Poynton. A trip out for all the family!

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Poynton's Anson Engine Museum

ANSON ENGINE MUSEUM
Anson Road,
Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1TD
Tel: 01625 874426
enquiry@enginemuseum.org
Visit their website www.enginemuseum.org

 

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.

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.

Anson Engine Museum 2014 Trip Advisor Award

Click on the image (left) to view a larger version of the Anson Museum's 2014 Trip Advisor award certificate (PDF 150KB)*

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 exhibition happening - please check website for details www.enginemuseum.org.

* You may need Adobe Reader to view the certificate - it's free to download here.

The Anson Museum features in the Welcome to Poynton video - click here and there's a short introductory video here.

 



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