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Bolton Steam Museum

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Address: Mornington Road | BL1 4EU, Bolton, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 846490
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We visit every year with my grandsons and son. Love it every time. Really friendly people willing to chat and explain things. Kids love it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew G
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Would benefit from signage, we went round in circles trying to find the museum. Looking at the website we thought that it would be open today as there was nothing that said it was closed for the winter, however when we arrived we could not tell if it was open to the public or not. My partner popped his head... More 

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Thank JADB91
Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit every year with my grandsons and son. Love it every time. Really friendly people willing to chat and explain things. Kids love it.

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Thank Andrew G
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very interesting place to se the machinery running something you don't get to see as it doesn't open very much

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Thank karenhill20
Manchester, England
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Superb exhibits, immaculately restored and maintained. Even if you are not a steam enthusiast you will marvel at these wonderful machines and the skill of the engineering in days before modern technology. The sheer aesthetic appearance of these exhibits is a 'thing of beauty is a joy for ever'. They are a true wonder from the supposed 'dark Satanic mills'!... More 

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Thank windermeresailor
Bolton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately this attraction is only open on holiday weekends and this may be the time that most potential visitors are away somewhere else. We managed to find a free bank holiday and revisited it. Being only round the corner from our house makes it easier. It's a great place to go with loads of knowledgeable people on hand to answer... More 

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Thank Barry M
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Run entirely on donations it is a superb place to visit in a very clean building and environment. Beautiful machinery and lovingly cared for. Visit on a steaming day if you can (versus electricity driven or compressed air) as nothing beats steam. Don't be a cheapskate and sneak in, put some coins or notes in the donations box - you'll... More 

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Thank Moore_Resident
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love this place, reminds me of Dad, messing about with engines, knowledgeable folk, in overalls, with mucky hands and oily rags, love it, plus it teaches you about the engines that powered mills brilliant place.

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Thank Lynn H
Horwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I took my young daughter to this Museum and she was amazed by the machines in there and seeing and talking to the dedicated volunteers looking after these lovely machines was just fantastic. I would recommend a visit.

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Thank lee492016
Boston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum with my father and was very pleasantly surprised. It is not sign posted or at least we didn't see any. If you park in the Morrison's car park near the petrol station it is right next to it. We found the staff very welcoming and the exibits interesting. Each having an information board. Seeing our past... More 

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Thank RICHARD H
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Great museum, run totally by volunteers. Free to enter but a donation to their funds is well worth it. Very interesting history of the use of steam engines within the local industry. Lovely little café area for a cuppa and a chat. Great mornings entertainment.

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