Bolton Steam Museum, Bolton

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Bolton Steam Museum is a museum in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, which houses a variety of preserved steam engines. Based in the cotton store of the former Atlas Mill in Mornington Road, it is owned and run by the Northern Mill Engine Society (NMES).OverviewThe NMES is a registered charity and the museum has received registered museum status from Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the government body responsible for museums and libraries policy. The museum is open most Wednesdays and Sundays between 10 am and 2 pm when visitors can view the engines statically when volunteers are working at the museum. Special Open Days are held each year on Bank Holidays weekends when the engines are working under steam power. However, visits by genuine enthusiasts or organised groups can always be accommodated by prior arrangement. . Vehicular access is via Morrisons's Supermarket car park.
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  • As the whole family enjoys steam trains thought we could take the kids to see how it all works They were enthralled from start to finish of their visit and learnt new things into the bargin  more »
  • This is a great place for enthusiasts would recommend, not sure if its for everyone (the wife may get bored) there is an eating area but not much seating  more »
  • A small museum that is only open certain days of the year. Check their website before planning to visit. Worthwhile the time if you would like to see some mill steam engines, developed and used during...  more »
  • Has a great collection of steam engines huge and small kept in working order by dedicated volunteers who are glad to show you around and answer questions at length. They can show you several of them in action, although only on special days. On other days they can drive them with an electric motor, so you can see how the parts move--interesting in itself. Only open Wednesday and Sunday; check their web site for steam days.
  • Good interesting place to visit. We visited with our kids. Staff were very friendly and gave a lot of info on the steam engines.the wonderful staff volunteer, this museum is not funded by any authority. It relies upon donations, it is absolutely free to visit though. Good to visit on live steam days where you can see everything in action .
  • Great little museum, we visited on a steaming day with a group of adults with disabilities, access was brilliant and staff were happy to help and answer questions all day. The group loved it. Word of warning though, it gets warm with the steam engines running..!
  • Run by volunteers, showing both local heritage engineering exhibits as well as other beautiful machines which built manufacturing Britain.
  • Free and Entertaining. My kids love it and we visit as often as it is open.

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