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Welcome to the Anson Engine Museum


As featured on TV, our museum in the stunning Cheshire Peak District has a great deal to offer visitors. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find the information useful.  Your comments or any questions are always welcome.



Use the links at the top of the page if you would like to read/add visitor reviews or to follow us on various social media sites        




Use the links below, or on the bar at the top, to navigate around our site.

Click here to go to the events and exhibitions page Click here to find out about our friends scheme Click here to go to our gallery area Click here to learn more about engine company history Click here to find out more about the area and how to find us Click here to go to the save the doxford page



The museum is a registered charity and does not receive any central funding to help us to run the museum.Grants for certain projects have been recieved,but to date most of the work has been carried out and funded by the volunteers,Friends of the museum and visitors. For their help and generosity we are very grateful. It is however, difficult for us to continue to fund everything we are trying to do and to cover the cost of recovering, removing and transporting engines when they are offered to us.

If you would like to make a donation to help us with the projects we have planned then you can do so by donating using the link below.Please indicate if the donation button is being used as a payment (eg Friends). Thank you. 



Short on time?

Want to enjoy an hour? – enjoy every minute!   Here are the top 10 things you must see


Video clips as you enter museum – history & context, also see our Awards


Steam engine section in Memorial Building


Rare, iconic engines from the National Collection


Largest running Crossley Atmospheric engine ever made 


Mirrlees No 1 – 1st diesel engine built in UK


Gardner 4T5 always a crowd pleaser


Furnival engine running printing press and National engine running a typical workshop


Giant model of Poynton c1900 showing collieries around the area


Exhibition area – changes annually, currently Mirrlees memorabilia


Craft area monthly demonstrations of Bodging and Blacksmith work

We hope you enjoy your short visit and next time you might want to leave a little longer to enjoy everything we have to offer. 


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