Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum
Anson Road
Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1TD
England

Website

www.enginemuseum.org

E-mail

enquiry@enginemuseum.org

enquiry@ansonshop.co.uk

Telephone

+44 (0) 1625 874426

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Engines large and small
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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 from Easter Sunday until end October (other times and days by arrangement for group visits).

Engines run most days 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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

The museum is open every Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday from Easter Sunday (other times and days by arrangement for group visits) 10:00 - 17:00 until end October.

Engines run most days 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: Mon - Thurs except by prior arrangements for individual or group visits.

Admission charges

Museum Entry Fees
Adults £6.75
Senior Citizens: £6:25
Children 13 - 16: £2.50
Children under 12: free
Friends: free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

Small tearoom and shop available, free WiFi. Free car parking for visitors. Wheelchair and motorised scooter available for loan, please book in advance.

The main building houses a large collection of engines, maintained in running order ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Other buildings house specialist collections such as Gardner engines, Atmospheric engines, etc. The collection of over 200 engines covering the development of the internal combustion engine with examples of major developments.

The following are some of the prize exhibits on display:-
• Largest running example of Crossley Atmospheric gas engine
• Award Winning, original Gardner L series engine along with its EHHS plaque
• 200 engines varying in size from desktop to 63 tons!
• Unique collection of photographs, sales leaflets & slides from engine manufacturers
• Free film and video shows on engine development shown throughout summer

Additionally, the museum boasts an enviable collection of local history items from the Vernon estate and the local collieries.

Collection details

Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • A large collection of internal combustion engines from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels, specialising in local companies.
  • Gardner
  • National
  • Lister
  • Stott steam engine
  • Hornsby
  • Ruston
  • Mirrlees (MAN B&W)
  • Crossley Bros
  • Otto & Langen
  • Petter
  • Campbell
  • Robinson
  • Blackstone
  • Dudbridge
  • Furnival
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Fun for all the family

Fathers Go Free for Fathers Day

  • 15 June 2014 From 10am

There will be craft demonstrations and steam engines running this day as well as the usual running exhibits of Internal Combustion Engines

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Dads or granddads brought along by their family today will get in free. Other prices - Adults £6:50, Children under 12 free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Engines running for visitors

Opening of the New Season - Easter Sunday and Monday

  • 20 — 21 April 2014

After the Easter opening, the museum will then be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission prices apply

ClockWork

Engines at Twilight

  • 16 May 2014 5-8pm

The museum will once again be taking part in this International movemement by opening late.

Many engines will be running with talks on how they work and engine development through the years.

The scale model of Poynton c1900 showing all the collieries of the time will also be available to view.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.enginemuseum.org/events.html

Cheshire's Largest Steam Engine running 25/26May

  • 25 — 26 May 2014

The power and majesty of the spinning flywheel ignites a spark deep inside and makes you wonder about the work and history of these industrial giants.

The Stott mill engine has been beautifully restored by our volunteers and it is now ready to run on live steam. The flywheel on the engine is 10 foot in diameter. The first public running of this engine in 2014 will be Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May (Bank Holiday).

There is no additional charge to see the steam engine, normal museum entry applies. Museum open 10:00 - 17:00 both days.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Anson Engine Museum, Poynton SK12 1TD

Admission

There is no additional charge to see the steam engine, normal museum entry applies.

Website

http://www.enginemuseum.org

Midsummer Mingle at the Anson Engine Museum

  • 25 June 2014 3-8pm

Celebrate Midsummer and mingle with old engineering colleagues. Museum open from 15:00 until 20:00.

Contact Peter Wood for full details peter@enginemuseum.org

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Anson Engine Museum

Admission

Normal museum admission applies buy you also get a tasty Norbury Hot Dog at our evening BBQ

View of the flywheel from above

Largest steam engine in Cheshire running over the August Bank Holiday

  • 24 — 25 August 2014

There are few people who are not moved and enthralled by the sight and sound of a giant steam engine in motion. The power and majesty of the spinning flywheel ignites a passion deep inside and makes you wonder about the work and history of these industrial giants.

Although the smaller steam engines at the museum run every month during the season, the Stott engine will only be run on specified dates.

There is no additional charge to see the steam engine, normal museum entry applies. The Craft Centre at the museum will also be in operation. Everyone is invited along – for a great day out.

Museum is open 10:00 17:00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday over that weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

no additional charge to see steam engines or craft demonstrations, normal entry applies

Website

http://www.enginemuseum.org

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