Anson Engine Museum

“Discover the fascinating world of engines, at this impressive industrial museum that’s a real labour of love” - VisitEngland Assessor


Poynton, Cheshire

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The Anson Engine Museum is ideal for fans of industrial history. Springing from the enthusiasm of two men, the museum houses over 250 gas and oil engines, many in working order. There’s a tea room and a shop, as well as regular demonstrations of engines in action, and plenty of fun activities for the kids. Free parking.

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Anson Engine Museum
Anson Engine Museum, Anson Road, POYNTON, Cheshire, SK12 1TD


About the area

Discover Cheshire

Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.

While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.

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