The Waterfront Southport Hotel is the epitome of coastal luxury, a hidden gem on Southport's…
This multi award-winning unique museum houses a collection of over 300 restored, rare pieces of garden machinery of special interest, dating from 1799. Part of a 1,000 machine collection, it's "all you need to mow!" See the fastest and most expensive mowers, the biggest, the smallest lawnmower, the first electric and Robot Mowers, and 'Lawnmowers of the Rich and Famous', including machines that belonged to Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Nicholas Parsons, Brian May, Hilda Ogden, Eric Morecombe, Paul O'Grady, Albert Pierrepoint and many more. A tribute to the garden machine industry over the last 200 years. Personal guided tours available.
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Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily, 9-5.45, excluding Sun and BHs
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About the area
A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment.
When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.
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