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Bolton Steam Museum

Steaming Day 2011
Steaming Day 2011
Steaming Day 2011
Steaming Day 2011
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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.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Northern Mill Engine Society

Address

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

  • 01204 846 490
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Open days

Static: Most Sun & Wed. In steam: Sun & BHol 6-7, 27-28 May; 26-27 Aug. Sat-Sun 27-28 Oct. Fri-Sat 28-29 Dec. 1000-1600.

Travel

By Bus: 519, 520, 125

By Rail: Bolton / 1.5 miles

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 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 dates only. Our collection includes two rare beam engines (the oldest is around 180 years old!) and a unique Bolton-built "non-dead-centre" engine.

Events

Sun 6th - Mon 7th May 2018: May Day Steamings

In Steam 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines –…

Stationary Steam

Sun 27th - Mon 28th May 2018: Spring Steamings

In Steam 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines –…

Stationary Steam

Sun 26th - Mon 27th Aug 2018: Summer Steamings

In Steam 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines –…

Stationary Steam

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Autumn Steamings

In Steam 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines –…

Stationary Steam

Fri 28th - Sat 29th Dec 2018: Winter Warm-Up

In Steam 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines –…

Industrial / Stationary Steam

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