“We’ve lived in the area for years and the museums just down the road and we’ve never been” a comment frequently heard when new visitors arrive, so why not check out one of the largest collections of engines in Europe. Anson Engine Museum are now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums with over 250 gas and oil engines many maintained in running order. The museum site also includes a working blacksmith’s smithy, a woodland craft area, café and a local history section with a giant scale model of Poynton (c1900).
We reopen after our winter break on Sun 12th & Mon 13th April, 10am – 4pm – and will include Craft & Steam demonstrations
Some other key dates for your diary: –
On Friday 8th May The museum is joining the international celebration of peace commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Europe. At 3pm Winston Churchill’s speech will be played, the “Battles over” will be piped and the WW2 Heroes will be toasted.
On Sunday 10th May at 10.30 the Last Post will be played
On both days there will be 1940 films showing in the museums cosy little cinema, there will be a WW2 display, particularly remembering the 35 Poynton folk who lost their lives, there will be WW2 songs played over the Tannoy System and the Colliery Bell will be rung celebrating the peace and in memory of all WW2 Heroes.
Sat 20th & Sun 21st June -10am – 4pm International Museums on the Air – with Warrington Amateur Radio Club
Also, that weekend the Museum will be hosting the Small Power Engine Rally so if you are interested in model engines make sure you come along.
We will be open each Friday and Sunday 10am – 4pm from Easter until 25th October with special events each month see www.enginemuseum.org for more details.