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British Lawnmower Museum
Ranked #14 of 29 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250 restored machines. See lawnmowers of the rich & famous including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. See the fastest, the most expensive, to the 1st robots, extensive archive, audio & guided tours, lawnmower restorations. A tribute to the garden machine industry over the last 200 years. Don't let the grass grow under your feet - its mower interesting at the British Lawnmower Museum.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally exceeded my expectations. As a professional Gardener, I thought it would be quite interesting, but I couldn't have imagined just how interesting this subject is.
The amount of history available, and the knowledge of Brian, the chap who gets "hands on" with the mechanicals, is highly informative.
Would definitely revisit in the future.

Thank rdzc
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Well laid out, with as expected lots of mowers and mower related paraphernalia from their invention up to the present.

There is an audio description (which takes a bit of concentration to follow it, because it is over loudspeakers rather than following you) which gives all the details of the history and use of the machines if you can't be bothered to read the labels. As a person who grew up with a large garden on a farm, I was delighted to see examples of all sorts of machines that I've used, and also a scythe which my dad used.

I read about it in one of the series of books "Bollocks to Alton Towers", and their enthusiastic description was right on the mark.

The 10 minute walk from Southport station and £3 admission station were well worth it.

Thank JDavidJLiverpool
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Not very big put filled to capacity with allsorts of wonderful machines old and new. There i a video presentation to start your viit, and a lovely little gift shop. It is only small beyt very well woth a visit!

Thank philomena1955
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The museum has an informative audio-guided tour which lasts for about 20 minutes. A few more labels on the mower would help; but overall a great history of the birth of lawn mowing. I can appreciate how much effort was put into the accumulation of the various exhibits. It's great to support a slightly eccentric venture such as this. Bring your camera.

Thank ballofbullio
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Everyone giggles and thinks how boring when we say we went here,but that's their loss.
What a fantastic little hidden gem. There is an audio tour, needs a little tweaking so you know what room to be in (yes there are more than one), but they mentioned they plan to do this anyway.
There are stars and celebrities offerings, educational plaques etc, models, photos, and of course mowers galore.
Some gory facts, caught my interest, and details of local events such as lawn mower races!! No not running behind a hover mower but propped sit on, engine and fly like the wind round a track exciting races!! Sadly our visit mistimed so we missed seeing this.
The staff are super friendly and informative, didn't meet the owner, maybe next time
Plus your paying to keep a little bit of history alive, that's got to be a good thing.

Thank suzymum
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