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 www.enginemuseum.org 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. www.enginemuseum.org
Groups by appointment please.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
Armitage, United Kingdom
It was our first visit to The Anson but we will return to one of their Special Events. Plenty to see and for engineers a real treat to see so many engines and exhibits, it helped me understand some... Read full review
Dad's day out!
This is my Dads favourite museum. He worked as an engineer all his life and knew a lot about the engines here that were mostly manufactured in Cheshire. The museum is arranged chronologically mostly... Read full review
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
What a place .... and there's more to come!
I could have spent all day at this great place but wife eventually got bored (after 3 hours)so we had to go. Engines running in every room and more outside too. Also craft demonstrations and local... Read full review
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- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print museum guides available
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- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- On-Site café/restaurant - Drinks, snacks and confectionary items
- 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
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- 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
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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