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Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum

Anson Engine Museum is unusual and fascinating museum is one of the best-kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions.

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The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) have recently awarded the museum one of their first 'Heritage Awards. The award is in recognition of the contribution to engineering heritage in the restoration to working order of early internal combustion engines in the 'Rattling Monsters' section of the museum.

Situated in leafy countryside in Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery.

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 every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter Sunder until the end of October (other days and times by arrangement for groups).

A unique collection of over 200 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. The collection illustrates the development of the internal combustion engine from its early beginnings. The museum attracts engine enthusiasts from all over the world.

The museum also has an interesting display of local history items such as photographs, maps, mementoes and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery.

This award-winning museum is run on a shoestring budget and a workforce made up entirely of volunteers.

Anson Engine Museum
Anson Road
SK12 1TD
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Tel: 01625 874426

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