Museums

Bolton Steam Museum

Greater Manchester - Bolton

United Kingdom

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Taking the kids out for the day to Bolton Steam Museum in Greater Manchester - Free Stuff!

CONTACT INFO

01204 846490
dlewis66@talktalk.net
Mornington Road
Off Chorley Old Road
Bolton
Greater Manchester
BL1 4EU
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

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Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed

ADMISSIONS

Entry

  • Free for all

Parking & Other

Free parking Free unlimited parking on Morrison's Supermarket Car Park

EVENTS

Autumn Steamings
Autumn Steamings
Autumn Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

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28/10/2017 29/10/2017

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines , which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England.Most will be running in steam on these special steaming days, from 10.00am to...

Summer Steamings
Summer Steamings
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

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27/08/2017 28/08/2017

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines , which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England.Most will be running in steam on these special steaming days, from 10.00am to...

Winter Warm-Up
Winter Warm-Up
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

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28/12/2017 29/01/2018

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines , which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England.Most will be running in steam on these special steaming days, from 10.00am to...

DESCRIPTION

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 30 old stationary steam engines, some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England.  Most will be running in steam on these days only, as the Museum is normally closed. 

We have a wide range of different types of engine.  Our oldest engine is almost 180 years old, and most of the engines are over 100 years old.  Come and see these magnificent monsters restored and in action once again!  A magical place, especially for young boys, and ideal in wet weather.

On steam days only, there is a small café selling drinks and snacks. Tables with limited seating are available nearby.

On most Bank Holiday weekends (except Easter), the engines are all working in steam and can be seen in motion under power. 

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Car Parking
  • Mobility Access
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Onsite Shop

DIRECTIONS

The museum is located on Morrisons Supermarket site off Chorley Old Road Bolton, approximately 1.5 NW of Bolton town centre and is adjacent to Morrisons petrol station.

There is a downloadable map on our website. www.nmes.org

Alternatively you can plan your journey by car or public transport using www.transportdirect.info simply by entering your postcode and ours which is BL1 4EU.

The nearest railway station is Bolton, which is approximately 1.5 miles away where taxis are available (see contact details) and is adjacent to the bus interchange.

Bus No 125 run by Stagecoach (service every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, every 30 minutes on Sundays) or No 519 (service every 30 minutes) operated by First Bus, run past Morrisons Supermarket on Chorley Old Road. The museum is a 3 minute walk from the bus stop.

Coach-parties and other groups can be accommodated by prior arrangement and guided tours to the museum can be provided by volunteers who can demonstrate some of the engines.
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