As featured on TV, our museum in the stunning Cheshire Peak District has a great deal to offer visitors. This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums.
This award winning museum now houses a unique collection of over 250 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum.
The Les & Ena Cawley Memorial Building is home to a fantastic display showing the development of the internal combustion engine. The museum also has a steam section with two Robey engines; an A frame and a beam engine. Pride of place goes to the Stott engine that used to drive a cotton wadding mill in Hazel Grove.
The museum opens to the public one weekend a month from Easter until end of October. Engines run every day the museum is open and every month engines in the steam section can be found “in steam” also down at the Craft Centre demonstrations are given by blacksmiths, bodgers and wood turners.
Additional information: * Free children’s fun sheets and quiz plus a brass rubbing station to keep little conductors entertained.