Hidden treasure In Bolton
Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, Bolton. A wonderful day out for all the family. The museum holds regular steaming days and can be available on other days by arrangement.
Bolton Steam Museum holds the largest collection of over 27 of working textile mill steam engines in the country.
The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society who are dedicated to preserving some of the machines that powered the industrial revolution.
Bolton Steam Museaum volunteers have rescued and restored over 25 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills of Lancashire. Most can be seen running in steam on our Steaming Days. The collection includes 2 rare beam engines (the oldest is around 170 years old!) an a unique Bolton-built "non-dead-centre" engine. We have just rescued another very old any unusual engine from the scrap man. Agter lying in a field in Yorkshire for 30 years, our volunteers are busy now restoring it to working order. Come and see how we are getting on!
The museum is holding several steaming days over the coming months, these are
Sunday & Monday 29 - 30 August
Saturday & Sunday 11 - 12 Sept
Sunday & Monday 2 - 3 January 2011
The museum is open from
10am - 4pm
Donations to Northern Mill Engine Society
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