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“lots of lawnmower the history was good”

British Lawnmower Museum
Ranked #18 of 35 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.
london
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“lots of lawnmower the history was good”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

it was good to see the prince of wales wedding present of a tractor mower ro him and dianne

Visited May 2012
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English first
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Strangely Amazing!”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This was so interesting, the whole history of the lawnmower in a small museum above a lawnmower shop and repairers. My partner was sceptical about going but really enjoyed the experience. The audio commentry is superb and is played through loud speakers as you walk around. One of the highlights for us both was the picture of the Shanks' horse drawn mower and the leather boots the horses wore, on display in in one of the cases, so as not to churn up the grass with their hooves. Facinating and highly recommended.

Visited May 2012
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5 Thank Dion M
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“well worth visit”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

The lawnmower museum is well worth a visit just to see some very old machines from the past and how they have devoloped right up to modern times, some have been donated from some well known people, its nice to see someone taking the time and effort to preserve them, well worth £2.00

Visited January 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Rooms full of mowerology!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Basically it is some rooms over the Hardware and Mower shop but if you enjoy stranger stuff like me pay your £2 and have a mooch to see some mowers of the rich and famous. The audio commentary was informative and it was fun to check out the memorabilia and all things of mower history.
Mowers to the Royal Family, Tv stars and musicians will entertain and educate and look Dad's old Qualcast! I spent about 40 minutes having a giggle and learning something about the history of the Lawnmower. A good bit of English eccentricity about 15 minutes walk from the station.

Visited November 2011
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Lytham St Annes. Lancs, UK
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Surreal and hilarious”
Reviewed 23 August 2011

We went not expecting much off the beaten track in Southport. The audio tour was well worth £2 each. The rooms above an ironmonger's are crammed with lawnmowers, grass cutters and associated memorabilia. The spoken commentary is excellent and just the right length. It's hard to believe that such a specialised museum could be so fascinating, but it's £2 very well spent. A truly British collection. Our accompanying couple from the USA were completely won over.

Visited August 2011
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