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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. Due the fact that work is still very much in progress, it is unfortunately not yet possible to open the museum to the public on a regular basis, although special Open Days are held each year. However, visits by genuine enthusiasts or organised groups can always be accommodated by prior arrangement. .
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  • This wonderful example of a Group of enthusiasts preserving out industrial Heritage, is only open on Wednesdays and Sundays. All members were happy to answer any questions about the Exhibits . Entranc...  more »
  • Called in on Sunday and although no steam was up we were invited in and the volunteers were so friendly and even started a couple of engines up for us under electric power so we could se the wheels tu...  more »
  • Fantastic collection of mill engines that are run by steam on some days. The volunteers are nice chaps and will chat with you about the engines. Well worth a visit with good access and parking.  more »
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  • Free and Entertaining. My kids love it and we visit as often as it is open.
  • Excellent day out, very well kept exhibits. A real gem in Bolton.
  • Superb. Amazing to think that this is the technology that built Britain. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Really enjoyed our viset here on 29th December. Was great to see so many engines in Steam
  • This is a remarkable example of what dedicated volunteers can provide and is probably the best museum dedicated to industrial heritage in Great Britain that I have been to.

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