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Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre - CLOSED

121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
+44 1204 531303
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Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was,

Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was, I was lucky enough to have known him personally and being... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mick b
Not just Fred Died - - The place is now just a shell of its former self.

Well i went for a final look and the ambience is no more, To sell everything off for profit is one... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Ivor T
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121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
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+44 1204 531303
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fred Dibnah, What a great guy he was, I was lucky enough to have known him personally and being able to visit the place that holds so many good memories of the times we met up and shared a can of his favourite tipple Guinness!!!...More

Thank mick b
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Well i went for a final look and the ambience is no more, To sell everything off for profit is one thing but to sell it all lock stock and barrel is a disgrace. They could have kept a set of ladders, an old machine...More

4  Thank Ivor T
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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

oh dear I had heard there were people in cloud cuckoo land and this just proves it, thank you for giving me the biggest laugh i have had in ages since making the heartbreaking decision to close the centre down, really cheered me up did...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Place was a mess of old scrap. The owner has now sold off all of the accumulated junk and closed the place down. So a waste of time before it shut and a waste of a journey now.

11  Thank SofiaRodin
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Leon let me have a tour of work shop,s,Has I had wanted to visit to see such a remarkable place,,A must for any fan,s,really enjoyed the visit and meeting Leon,Thank,s

4  Thank Dennis C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

All who went enjoyed a great day out, we visited the cinema in the evening. This rounded of the day tremendously.

2  Thank 55trebor4472
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Due to the probable upcoming closure of the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, i couldn't resist a return visit to see Fred's workshops and machines, whilst being regaled of tales by Alf (also known as Elf - by Fred himself). What Leon and the other volunteers...More

1  Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Such a fascinating place to visit with a remarkable story as to how the home of Fred Dibnah became a heritage centre. But unless a buyer comes forward to carry on it will cease to be and that would be a tragedy and travesty. I...More

1  Thank 2travellersn2dogs
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

When last November and making a return trip in early Feb 2018. It`s a round trip of 300 miles, but well worth the trip a great day out.

Thank Maurice B
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great place,Leon and Alf so easy to get on with,So informative,Should be saved,Once it goes its gone forever.Anyone who does not give it 5 stars,well i better not say ,I would go every week if i could.Wish i had gone when Fred was still alive.Great...More

1  Thank Alan N
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We visited this place on 11/11/17 as I have wanted to visit for some time being interested in Fred Dibnah and engineering, he visit was given an urgency as sadly the place is closing down. We were given a tour by Leon and Alf who...More

1  Thank manky58
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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

glad you enjoyed the tour, I am sorry you felt I was "pushing" our merchandise, I am sure you will appreciate that running a Heritage cente is a costly affair and Lancashire council have closed down all their museums due to lack of funding, its...More

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