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.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Northern Mill Engine Society
Mornington Road off Chorley Old Road Bolton Greater Manchester BL1 4EU
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.
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.