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Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre

121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
+44 1204 531303
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Excellent return to Fred's Heritage Centre including an overnight stay in his house

Due to the probable upcoming closure of the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, i couldn't resist a return... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Shocked that this may soon not exist

Such a fascinating place to visit with a remarkable story as to how the home of Fred Dibnah became... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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121 Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the probable upcoming closure of the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, i couldn't resist a return visit to see Fred's workshops and machines, whilst being regaled of tales by Alf (also known as Elf - by Fred himself). What Leon and the other volunteers...More

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fascinating place to visit with a remarkable story as to how the home of Fred Dibnah became a heritage centre. But unless a buyer comes forward to carry on it will cease to be and that would be a tragedy and travesty. I...More

Thank 2travellersn2dogs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When last November and making a return trip in early Feb 2018. It`s a round trip of 300 miles, but well worth the trip a great day out.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great place,Leon and Alf so easy to get on with,So informative,Should be saved,Once it goes its gone forever.Anyone who does not give it 5 stars,well i better not say ,I would go every week if i could.Wish i had gone when Fred was still alive.Great...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We visited this place on 11/11/17 as I have wanted to visit for some time being interested in Fred Dibnah and engineering, he visit was given an urgency as sadly the place is closing down. We were given a tour by Leon and Alf who...More

1  Thank manky58
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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

glad you enjoyed the tour, I am sorry you felt I was "pushing" our merchandise, I am sure you will appreciate that running a Heritage cente is a costly affair and Lancashire council have closed down all their museums due to lack of funding, its...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We arrived at the Fred Dibnah Museum having travelled 58 miles from Derbyshire. Our party of four were met by Leon and Alf Molyneux Fred's old friend. We spent just over two hours on site and enjoyed our time there. We heard much about the...More

Thank david070761
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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed the tour folks, and yes I too sincerely hope somebody somewhere steps up to keep the centre going as it is a wonderful piece of history.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Arriving on Wed we stayed overnight in Fred Dibnah's house & joined the tour on Thurs. If you're considering visiting the centre I would highly recommend staying at the house. It is very comfortable & omg you'll be staying in Fred's old place. Leon is...More

Thank Jacqui P
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freddibnahtours, Owner at Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Wow what a lovely review many thanks it was a pleasure hosting you, and I hope to meet up with you again sometime

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Booked to stay over a Wednesday night at Fred's house. After enjoying a meal at a local restaraunt. Spent the evening in Freds lounge with a glass or two of wine talking with Leon and watching some unique DVD's about Fred Dibnah's life. After a...More

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This guy was a larger than life local character. It's difficult to do justice to such a fellow. Still an interesting attraction to get a good fell for his life

Thank dwhatley20
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Called in today and boy what a surprise I got. Great little talk about Fred himself from his closest friend. Made to feel welcome although I had to tag on a tour. Depressing weather, but that didn't stop us having a great time. To see...More

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Kirsty W
19 February 2018|
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Response from freddibnahtours | Property representative |
Tours are every saturday till March 10th 2018 then we close down for good, its £15 per person to book please call us on 01204 531303
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casper1245
21 August 2017|
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Response from casper1245 | Reviewed this property |
No God knows where all the moneys gone hes now selling the place i dont believe there was ever any intention of bringing Steam to Fred's place to be honest
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Nhh322
22 March 2016|
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Response from freddibnahtours | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your enquiry, its £100 per room per night ( double room ) with fresh bed linen and towels provided, we can promise you a unique experience you will be talking about for years to come. Kind regards Leon
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