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“Fanastic look into our power past”

Markham Grange Nursery & Steam Museum
Ranked #20 of 49 things to do in Doncaster
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fanastic look into our power past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Plenty of steam engines from our great past, dedicated volunteers always happy to answer questions, only open certain days, make sure you go on a steam up day.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pays to be a bit of an enthusiast for steam”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you are looking for lots of machines trundling about or on which you can climb, pulling levers, etc., then this isn't for you. But if you are looking for some genuinely well-loved and historic steam engines, in great condition and in full working order, chuffing away and with loads of well-oiled and greased moving parts, then this is a great place to come. Note that this is not a railway / train engine showcase. The machines are stationary examples of the great days of steam power: some big and some small. I have been several times and love looking at these machines powering away - being at about the last stage of technology I can just about get my head around! By the way, a sideshow is to look at the 'staff', maintaining and running machines. It's great to see enthusiasts at work!

Visited September 2013
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doncaster
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“after garden centre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Its well worth a visit,kids would love it,working models of stuff you only heard off,impressive,.visit it

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“boys and toys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Been a couple of times with grandsons and husband. I think it is interesting but I am not a boy and I have seen it.

Visited August 2012
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Markham grange nurseries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Vast selection of everything you could imagine for the garden. Plants ,garden furniture and even a pet section. If that's not enough there's even a steam museum. Refreshments at the cafe can be had at a reasonable price. There's even a dolls house section and also outsize clothes department. A good day out to buy or browse. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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