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This is a piece of history which needs to be kept alive for numerous reasons. As we say in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jocelyn C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Local history

Worth a visit. Great learning the history of the local area. Continues to grow through the hard... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Stuartwilko86
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I happily pottered around for an hour looking at all the machinery.
Museum was good , but the main attraction is the thing of beauty that is the winding engine, has to be seen to be believed!

Will be going on the 2nd of July for the engine running at 2 pm.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Corin D
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

A visit here is free but with donations. If you like engineering this place is really good. Railway lococs from the mining industry all over the place and a magnigicent steam engine in the building in brilliant condition Steams very occasionally - Is a must see. A great embryonic museum and in years to come will be superb. A narrow gauge railway in process of being built. Really good place and such friendly guys working there.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A very interesting visit. It's important that this part of Lancashire history is preserved for future generations.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Poh Choo C
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Fantastic view of our coal mining heritage. with Europe's biggest winding engine (which was running during our visit, check times)
This place (free to visit) needs your support and serious funding. Throw some money in the box in the winding room and buy a souvenir or two.
Young grandson loved it, especially the crawl through the 'mine'

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank G4WLI
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

There are woefully few actual mining museums left in the UK. With little resources the Red Rose Steam Society are doing a very good job in building up this museum which is located close to the historic Bridgewater Canal.
Much of the place and the many steam engines and mining vehicles are still under restoration but they have done a good job especially with with the small museum.
The mining pit head gear is amazing to see up close.
Check with them first to see what the amazing engine is running for the highlight of the experience.

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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