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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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  • 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

Special Offers

  • Free car sticker

    Mention you saw the Anson Engine Museum entry on Visit Cheshire and receive a free car sticker

    Offer link: Cheshire Attraction Deals

  • 2 for 1   Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Start your May Bank Holiday Weekend with a visit to the museum.  Great fun for all the family.  And remember children under 12 get free entry!

    Print off this offer and present it at reception when you arrive.  Or mention you saw the offer on Visit Cheshire.

    This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discounts. Only one voucher can be used per group. This voucher cannot be transferred or sold. The ticket of lowest value will be free. Vouchers hold no cash value.


    Offer link: Cheshire Attraction Deals

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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  • Regional and MiscellaneousAnnual Award Winner 2012 Annual Award Winner 2012 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousThe Queen's Award The Queen's Award 2013

Opening Times

Easter (03/04/2015 - 06/04/2015)
2015 (20/04/2015 - 25/10/2015)
May Bank Holiday (01/05/2015 - 04/05/2015)
Museum Night (16/05/2015)
June (12/06/2015 - 14/06/2015)
Midsummer Mingle (01/07/2015)
July (24/07/2015 - 26/07/2015)
August (28/08/2015 - 31/08/2015)
Heritage Open Days (11/09/2015)
September (25/09/2015 - 27/09/2015)
October (23/10/2015 - 25/10/2015)

* Open one weekend a month. Doors open from 10:00 - 17:00 on designated Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday. Other dates and times only by prior arrangement for group visits, etc.


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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