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Address: Trencherfield Mill Heritage Way | Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan WN3 4BL, England
Phone Number: +44 1942 777566
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Great for steam lovers

Very interesting place lots of history,The place really takes you back to the bad old days,I would also recommend a trip on the canal on the kitty wake canal barge they also tell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
Oliver1065
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very interesting place lots of history,The place really takes you back to the bad old days,I would also recommend a trip on the canal on the kitty wake canal barge they also tell you about the history of the link between the canal and the mill.

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Haydock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Last went to Trencherfield Mill many moons ago and decided to go again withg my nine year old daughter. She was fascinated with the Mill and the demonstrations therein. Excellent place to go to see a little bit of Wigan and northern history and a brilliant way to show younger ones just how hard life was for people of their... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

to get a real impression of the sheer size of this engine you need to stand near it it is HUGE and when any documentaries are done by t/v stations such as when Tony Robinson (of time team) did a walk passing through the town he never went to see it same with Michael Portilo on his rail journeys never... More 

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1 Thank Ralph F
Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

In the ninetys I worked on the mill I was a jcb driver I installed the big steam engine which l have taken my grandchildren to see a fey times great day out lots of history

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Thank scollops2015
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Great little museum, have a look around and learn about the locals and history. From cotton, coal, canals to northern soul, football and rugby!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Love seeing what life was like in the olden days. When the wheel is working and all the machines are going it really gives you a sense of what the workers had to deal with on a daily basis and the perils they faced. So interesting and the staff will answer any of your questions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I actually used to live in the apartments above!! As an engineer, this is a must see but also good for everyone. Very knowledgeable engineer there will answer all your questions. Worlds largest working steam engine. AWESOME!!!!

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1 Thank WiganWonder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We looked on Wigan Council's web site, so we knew it was a Steaming Sunday and 1 pm was to be a special time. Only £4 pp on entry for a magnificent show. The video presenter is a Yorkshire lass from 2003ish and she really did it justice. The running engine is an astonishing & unforgettable experience. The staff of... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great to see the old steam engine in full gear on some special days, you will not also be are-inspired but your children will too. I wouldn't have liked to get my hair caught in this beast!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

If the youngsters are appreciative of the past mills or your also simply curious this is an ideal location to learn more about the engine that drived the cotton mill.

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