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Bolton Steam Museum 2021

The museum is on the old Atlas Mills site in Bolton and displays around 30 stationary steam engines that used to provide power in the textile mills of the north of England. Larger engines include a giant 40 ton 'McNaughted' beam engine, a very rare 1840 twin-beam engine and a unique 'non-dead-centre' vertical engine built by Musgraves of Bolton.


Operator: Northern Mill Engine Society

Address: Mornington Road off Chorley Old Road Bolton Greater Manchester BL1 4EU

  • Telephone: 01204 846 490
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Reopens in steam: Sun-Mon 29-30 Aug. Sat-Sun 30-31 Oct. Tue-Wed 28-29 Dec. 1000-1600. Visit website for more details and advance booking.


  • By Bus: 519, 520, 125
  • By Rail: Bolton / 1.5 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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