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British Lawnmower Museum

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Address: 106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1704 501336
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The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning...

The nation's foremost garden machinery collection, multi-award winning unique museum of over 250 restored machines. See lawnmowers of the rich & famous including Prince Charles and Princess Diana. See the fastest, the most expensive, to the 1st robots, extensive archive, audio & guided tours, lawnmower restorations. A tribute to the garden machine industry over the last 200 years. Don't let the grass grow under your feet - its mower interesting at the British Lawnmower Museum.

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Quirky alternative to playing golf or getting wet

As it happens I hate golf and the day we went to the lawnmower museum Southport was bathed in glorious winter sunshine but we went anyway and I can't agree less with Janet S who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As it happens I hate golf and the day we went to the lawnmower museum Southport was bathed in glorious winter sunshine but we went anyway and I can't agree less with Janet S who believes it is only for people who are already obsessed with lawn mowers (I dislike gardening almost as much as golf and have very little... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across a leaflet for the Lawnmower Museum while were visiting Southport. The site is off the main road but well signed posted. We had a very enjoyable visit. Didn't know there were so many types of lawnmowers. Some had been donated by celebrities, some brought back memories of lawnmowers gone before. Well worth a visit. There is an... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Forget all the anorak jokes. This has got to be one of the quirkiest and nest attractions. The recorded commentary for upstairs rooms in very good and the displays are hugely informative . The guys in the shop said that there will be a new commentary produced to cover the downstairs area. My only suggestion for the commentary was to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

well you would have to love lawn mowers to enjoy this tiny trip out.nothing to really understand about this trip..

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Thank Janet S
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I've just had my lawnmower cutters sharpened. The mower cuts just as well as it did when new - brilliant Reasonably priced quick service.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My Dad is a machine enthusiast so I decided to take him to see this unusual museum. Specifically focused on British machines for cutting grass from scythes to ultra-modern robots this museum should have a very narrow appeal, however the enthusiasm of the displays combined with the large number of rare and unusual machines in the collection make this a... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Being a bit of an anorak, I was really keen to see this museum, and I wasn't disappointed. Beautifully kept, stuffed with items and with an amusing audio commentary to guide you through it. So worth the £3 entry fee.

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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Didn't know such a place existed until we visited Southport. What a great museum for gardeners, historians and engineers alike. Well done to the owner and staff in keeping this museum going. A modest entrance cost is very worthwhile.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The family were doing some shopping in Southport, so I decided to have a look at this as I have a few different mowers. I wasnt disappointed, the place is rammed with all sorts of mowers, and grass cutting kit. It took me just under an hour to go around, and for £3.00 this was fine. The only criticism I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is well worth visiting. There is a very good audio introduction which explains the history of lawnmowers and grass cutters (not the same thing apparently) and tells more about the exhibits. There are several mowers donated by celebrities (Paul O'Grady, Brian May, Eric Morecambe, Prince Charles). The exhibits range from weird contraptions that never caught on to classic... More 

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