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Great place for my autistic son

Took my 11 y/o autistic son and had a great tour guided by the bosses young son. Worked a treat as... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Jonathan N
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Unusual sort of meseum

My first visit to Engine Museum today. I have heard about it and then picked up leaflet from my... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
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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 9 July 2018 via mobile

Took my 11 y/o autistic son and had a great tour guided by the bosses young son. Worked a treat as he could explain about the engines at a level my son could understand. Will go again when the workshops are on.

Thank Jonathan N
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Hidden away just outside Poynton is a jewel of our engineering history. For those interested in diesel and stem engines this is a must. There is a craft centre, café/shop and the engines get fired up regularly. Will visit again when time permits!!

Thank amysdad
Reviewed 25 May 2018

My first visit to Engine Museum today. I have heard about it and then picked up leaflet from my library. Not easy to find even with the Brown Signs. My SatNav took me from the Buxton Road side along very narrow lanes. Entrance to the...More

Thank michael g
Reviewed 8 May 2018

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
Reviewed 14 April 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
Reviewed 3 April 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
Reviewed 22 October 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

1  Thank Jono S
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

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