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A Really "Grand Day Out".

We went, even though we knew that it wasn't a Steaming Sunday, but we had a fantastic tour, being... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Fantastic experiance, made history come alive!

About 30 years ago I went to Trencherfield Mill to see the working steam engine and restoration... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
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Unfortunatley as of January 2019 the engineering staff at the Trencherfield Steam Engine Museum have been made redundant. Consequently the Mill will be closed to visitors and is unlikely to be in steam for a while. - The Mill will not be permenantly...more
Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
+44 1942 777566
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

We went, even though we knew that it wasn't a Steaming Sunday, but we had a fantastic tour, being shown around by the very knowledgeable Bill Rowley, the resident engineer. Bill took us through the whole process, from raw cotton to the finished, spun thread,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KennethH2411
Reviewed 21 December 2018

About 30 years ago I went to Trencherfield Mill to see the working steam engine and restoration that had been accomplished as part of the work regeneration of Wigan Pier. Last week I took my son to the Trencherfield Mill to see the same engine....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Went along today as it was a "Steaming Sunday". Paid £4 enterance fee and £2 for my 4 year old grandson. Bill, gave us a talk on some of the mill machines that are in this little museum. From where the cotton is grown, where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I was unsure when I entered the main room as to what this tour entailed. We ended up getting a detailed history of the life working in the cotton mill, the journey of the cotton and how it moved through the mill. We then watched...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Clare G
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I work close to here and went for a quick look during my lunch. Now a multi functional site with the engine, theatre and apartments.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I had an excellent tour of the mill and the engine. We were showed round by two keen and knowledgeable engineers who really brought out the way people used to live and how things were done at that time. Very interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank reverendmike
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited this today almost by accident - we were visiting shops nearby and had walked along the canal while waiting for them to open. we passed by the mill to see what time it opened. we've seen the engine "in steam" before and were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Albert_Balsam
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The old engine is a marvel to see,with its polished brass fittings . Ensure you take a trip on the canal and visit the infamous Wigan Pier.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dwhatley20
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited Trencherfield Engine and had the happenstance to meet a fabulous, passionate and super knowledge able man. Bill nurturers the physical engine and the engines soul. His passion for the Helen and Rina seems boundless. Bill’s pride and dedication towards the mill, the engine...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank OwenKR-2016
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited on a non steaming sunday (although we will be back for a steaming day), had a great tour given by Alex who was very informative and passionate about the engine and the mill. Lots of background info and very interesting stories. Admission was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diana M
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David H
30 December 2016|
Response from AlexW5294 | Property representative |
Hi David, can I first offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, have only just taken over control of the TripAdvisor account. We would have responded to you straight away if we would have had... More
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Response from AlexW5294 | Property representative |
Hi pjpatrol, I understand the time has long passed for you to know this information, for this can I offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, unfortunately, didn’t have access to the TripAdvisor... More