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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:

    • Luke H
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      5 of 5 stars
      Great place. Lots of engines to see. The volunteers are very informative and clearly passionate about what they do. Some good local history too. I would love to come back soon. Read full review
    • Paul S
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Amazing Engines!
      5 of 5 stars
      Great museum, well laid out, lots to see. It was much bigger than I though and you get free talks and demonstrations by a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts. Running huge industrial diesels, I learned... Read full review
    • GFJH
      Portsmouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      I would have never believed my wife could enjoy a visit to an 'engine' museum, or I with little knowledge, merely curiosity, find it so interesting. Firstly there is lots to see covering not just the... 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

    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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