Bolton Steam Museum

Bolton Steam Museum
Mornington Road
Bolton
Lancashire
BL1 4EU
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nmes.org

E-mail

General Information

dlewis66@talktalk.net

General Information

john.phillp@blueyonder.co.uk

Telephone

General Information

01204 846490

General Information

01257 265003

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Steaming day at Bolton Steam Museum
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Bolton Steam Museum is located in a former cotton warehouse of the old Atlas Mills complex, now on Morrison's supermarket site off Chorley Old Road, Bolton.

Venue Type:

Museum, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Every Wed Sun (Static) 10.00-16.00.
Steam Days: For steaming days, please click the events button

Closed: Mon Tues Thurs Fri Sat (except for steam days)

Admission charges

Free at present

Over 25 textile mill stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored to working order. These include some very rare and unusual types of engine. We have 2 beam engines, horizontal, vertical and inverted vertical engines, steam pumps, barring engines and a special 'stenter' engine donated by our late President, Fred Dibnah.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Science and Technology, Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • Beam Engine
  • McNaughted Beam engine
  • Non Dead Centre engine
  • Horizontal engine
  • Stationary Steam Engine
  • Vertical engine
  • Inverted Vertical Engine
  • Scott & Hodgson
  • Woodhouse & Mitchell
  • Robey
  • Tangye
  • Petrie
  • Hick Hargreaves
  • John Musgrave & Sons
  • Lancashire Boiler
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.
Steam Engines

Summer Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum

  • 24 — 25 August 2014 10am-4pm

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. Our collection includes 4 engines built in Bolton, including one which is unique - the only engine of this particular type to survive anywhere in the world! Most of the engines will be running in steam on these 2 days. Includes an opportunity to ask our experts.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4EU

Website

http://Http://www.nmes.org

Heritage Open Days 2014: Bolton Steam Museum

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 25 old stationary steam engines, some of which once drove the cotton mills of Northern England. We have a wide range of many different types of steam engine. Some are now unique
the only engine of this type which survives anywhere in the world! Our oldest engine is now over 170 years old. Most will be running in steam during these 2 days. We have recently rescued another very old and unusual engine from the scrap-man. After lying in a field in Yorkshire for 30 years, our volunteers have now restored it to working order. Come and see how we are getting on!

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/bolton-steam-museum

Steam Engines

September Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10am-4pm

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. Our collection includes 4 engines built in Bolton, including one which is unique - the only engine of this particular type to survive anywhere in the world! Most of the engines will be running in steam on these 2 days. Includes an opportunity to ask our experts.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4EU

Website

http://www.nmes.org

Steam Engines

Winter Warm-Up at Bolton Steam Museum

  • 28 — 29 December 2014 10am-4pm

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. Our collection includes 4 engines built in Bolton, including one which is unique - the only engine of this particular type to survive anywhere in the world! Most of the engines will be running in steam on these 2 days.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4EU

Website

http://www.nmes.org

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