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Anson Engine Museum

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Anson Road
SK12 1TD

Tel: 01625 874426

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Anson Engine Museum


As featured on TV, this multi award-winning museum in the Cheshire Peak District 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), Craft Demonstrations, Working Machinery and Local History Exhibitions It is also fast becoming a must see for non-enthusiasts too. The museum also has a steam section including a giant mill engine - the largest steam engine in Cheshire

It is open one weekend a month from Easter until end October, see website for details Other times and days only by prior arrangement for group visits, etc. Engines running every day the museum is open.

Over the past few years the museum has won several awards for its displays, engines, website and the quality of its volunteer workforce. 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.

Groups by appointment please.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Graham S
      Southport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great place!
      5 of 5 stars
      If you're interested in engines, engineering or local history I would strongly recommend a visit. Cheap to enter, fascinating collection of engines. Interesting local history section and helpful... Read full review
    • Waxy41
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A Very comprehensive collection of vintage stationary engines
      5 of 5 stars
      This museum is a must for any vintage engine collector when in England. The staff found information for an engine I am restoring at the Cobdogla Irrigation Museum in South Australia. The archive of... Read full review
    • john g
      Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Went on bank holiday Monday. What a brilliant museum most of the engines were operating and the volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Will definitely visit again. Read full review


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    • Out of Hours Visits

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Provider Features

    • In countryside
    • Indoor Attraction
    • Marketing Cheshire Member
    • No Smoking Attraction
    • Village Location


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print museum guides available
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Drinks, snacks and confectionary items

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - we recommend you plan for at least 2 hours
    • Groups Accepted - by prior arrangement please
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size - 12 during normal opening hours, 15 other days/times
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
    • Special group rates
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Event Venue
    • Toilets

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 12 during normal opening hours, 15 minimum outside of these times
    • Wi-fi available

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Approx 7 miles from junction 1, and 9 miles from junction 3 of the M60. Follow the brown tourist signs from Poynton town centre. From Poynton village centre, travel up Park Lane, take left turn as the road splits, taking the signs for the golf club, at the next road fork turn right into Anson Road, the museum is on the left.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station – Middlewood (1.3 mile), Poynton (2 miles).Bus - Take P1 to the Boars Head, Higher Poynton and 10 minutes walk down Anson Road to the museum entrance.

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    Opening Times

    Easter (3 Apr 2015 - 6 Apr 2015)
    May Bank Holiday (1 May 2015 - 4 May 2015)
    Museum Night (16 May 2015)
    June (12 June 2015 - 14 June 2015)
    Midsummer Mingle (1 July 2015)
    July (24 July 2015 - 26 July 2015)
    August (28 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015)
    Heritage Open Days (11 Sept 2015)
    September (25 Sept 2015 - 27 Sept 2015)
    October (23 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015)
    Museum Night (16 May 2016)
    June (12 June 2016 - 14 June 2016)
    Midsummer Mingle (1 July 2016)
    July (24 July 2016 - 26 July 2016)
    August (28 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016)
    Heritage Open Days (11 Sept 2016)

    * Open one weekend a month.


    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults£6.75 per ticket
    Children (13-16)£2.50 per ticket
    Children (under 12)Free
    Friends of the MuseumFree
    Senior Citizens£6.25 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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