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“A unique museum”

British Lawnmower Museum
Ranked #17 of 37 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 24 May 2012

Southport's lawn mower museum , must be Britains oddest little museum . You get in via the shop that has provided the area with mowers for longer than i can remember . Amongst the items on dispaly are several wonderful examples of British engineering at its best . Not everything is in pristine condition , carefully labelled & behind protective screens . You can actually touch many of the exhibits , for the odd amongst us , it will be a pleasant period of time spent remembering who had one of those ! . Question can be answered by merely asking a member of staff in the shop if you require to do so , someone is always passing near by .

My son & I spent quite a long time working out how older machines had been made , he wants to go again & take more pictures to show he has visitied this funny little museum .

Long may it remain odd & quirky

3  Thank Steve-Bracegirdle
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

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

1  Thank tony726
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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.

5  Thank Dion M
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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

4  Thank johnLmerseyside
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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.

4  Thank Spiderpig41
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