As seen on TV, this multi-award winning museum has a great deal to offer visitors. On the site of the old Anson Colliery in Poynton, it is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor's years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. Opened to the public in 1989, the museum is open one weekend a month from Easter Sunday until end October (other times and days by arrangement for group visits). Engines run every day the museum is open, please check if travelling long distances. As well as the largest collection of gas and oil engines in Europe, the museum has an varying display of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementoes and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery.
The museum is open one weekend a month from Easter Sunday (other times and days by arrangement for group visits) 10:00 - 17:00 until end October. Engines run every day the museum is open, please check if travelling long distances. Enthusiasts will be on hand to answer your questions and to tell you the history behind each of the engines. Closed all other times except by prior arrangements for individual or group visits.
Museum Entry Fees Adults £6.75 Senior Citizens: £6:25 Children 13 - 16: £2.50 Children under 12: free Friends: free
- Museums Association
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Facilities and services
- Meeting room available
- Parking for coaches
- Parking for disabled available
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
- Dogs welcome
- Public car park
- Wi-fi available
Small tearoom and shop available, free WiFi. Free car parking for visitors. Wheelchair and motorised scooter available for loan, please book in advance.
- Adult lectures and courses held
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- General guide to collections available
- Guided tours
- Large print information and/or interpretation
- Pre-booking service for groups
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