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Events 2015                                               

 

The museum is currently closed over the winter months and will reopen for the Easter weekend 2015 (Friday 3 - Monday 6 April April).  It will then be open one weekend a month until 25 October 2015.

 

 

NB Amended opening days for museum 2015

 

 

APRIL

Opening of the 2015 season  3 - 6 April

 

The 2015 season starts with the Easter weekend.

Although the museum will be open on Friday and Saturday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; it won't be until the Sunday and Monday that the majority of the exhibits will come to life.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

 

On 5th and 6th a great many of our engines will be running (including steam engines), our Craft Centre will also be operational, you can view our acclaimed scale model of Poynton c1900 and when you need a sit down snuggle into the cinema seats and view one of our many engine films on offer. 

 

After the Easter opening, the museum will then be open one weekend a month

 

 


 

MAY

Open over May Bank Holiday 1 - 4 May

 

The museum will be open on Friday and Saturday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; however on the Sunday and Monday we have so much happening that you will have to come early to see it all.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

 

Largest Steam Engine in Cheshire running Bank Holiday Sun/Mon (3/4 May)

 

There are few people who are not moved and enthralled by the sight and sound of a giant steam engine in motion. The power and majesty of the spinning flywheel ignites a passion deep inside and makes you wonder about the work and history of these industrial giants.

 

The Stott mill engine at the museum(with a 10 foot flywheel) has been lovingly restored by our volunteers and will run on live steam for the first time this year, over the early May Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

Although the smaller steam engines at the museum run every month during the season, the Stott engine will only be run on specified dates. 

 

There is no additional charge to see the steam engine, normal museum entry applies.  The Craft Centre at the museum will also be in operation. Everyone is invited along – for a great day out.

 

Museum is open 10:00 17:00 each day over that weekend.

 

 

 

Engines at Twilight Open 16:00 - 22:00 on Saturday 16th May

 

The museum will once again be taking part in this International movemement by open for the Saturday evening. Engines running with talks on how they work and engine development through the years.

 

The scale model of Poynton c1900 showing all the collieries of the time will also be available to view.

 

Open 16:00 until 22:00 on Saturday 16th only.

 

 

NB the museum is not open over the late May Bank Holiday weekend

 


 

JUNE

Open Weekend 12 - 14 June

 

The museum will be open 10:00 - 17:00 on each day of this weekend in June.  On Friday and Saturday there will be engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area.

 

Early Fathers Day Treat on Sunday 14th June

 

Want to give dad something unusual for his special day?  Why not bring him along to the museum on 14th June (the weekend before Fathers Day so you can still go out to lunch when the big day arrives).  You can enjoy seeing engines running (including steam engines) and be fascinated by the machinery of yesteryear?

 

 

 

If you want to join Geoff and the volunteers for this pre-Fathers Day treat, pop along between 10:00 17:00 to see the impressive collection of internal combustion and steam engines.

 

To add to the atmosphere that day many engines will be running; there is also a special Fathers Day Fun Sheet and remember, if you show your dad or granddad around that day he gets in free! The shop has a range of unusual gifts and hand made cards to make all dads and granddads feel extra special.

 

The museum also has a giant model of Poynton showing how thevillage looked c1900. The volunteers have spent over 5000 hours bringing the miniature village to life. It’s available to view and for those local to the area it is great fun working out where your house is now compared with the landscape of old collieries and railways.

 

 

 

1000 Engine Rally, Chelford             20th /21st June

The annual rally takes place at Chelford over the weekend, the organisers aim to take the Astle Park Rally forward as Europe's largest display of Vintage engines. Come and join in the fun. For more details see their website  There will be a small display of engine from the museum at the rally, do drop by and say hello to our volunteers.

 

NB The museum is not open over this weekend and will not be open on the Saturday evening

 

 


 

JULY

Midsummer Mingle – calling all engine men -   Wednesday 1 July

 

Celebrate Midsummer and mingle with old engineering colleagues.

Everyone is invited along particularly anyone who has worked in the engineering/engine manufacturing companies in the area, this will make it a reunion as well as a great day out.  

 

Museum open 15:00 until 20:00. but most people will arrive for the barbeque around 18:00. Normal museum entry applies but includes a tasty Norbury Farm hotdog.

 

 

Higher Poynton Summerfest                 July

 

Formally known as the Middlewood Way Open Day, the Higher Poynton Summerfest will be held in July 2015 from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Family friendly entertainment including live music and dancing, dog training show, bird of prey displays, climbing wall, show jumping, face painting, bouncy tunnel and many local produce and craft stalls.  Childrens entertainer from 1.00pm to 4.30pm with magic, puppets and balloon sculpture. Free entry.  Click for more details.

 

The museum will have a stall at the fair as always, do pop along and see us.

 

 

Open July Weekend                     24 - 26 July

 

The museum will be open on Friday and Saturday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; however on the Sunday we will also have steam engines running plus craft demonstrations.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

Steam engines and craft demonstrations          Sunday 26 July

 


 

AUGUST

Poynton Show, Poynton Park               Saturday 29th August

A great day out for all the family. Our volunteers will be supporting this show with and engine, stall and presenting the Les Cawley Memorial Trophy. See the show's website for more details.

  

 

Open August Bank Holiday Weekend                     28 - 31 August

 

The museum will be open on Friday and Saturday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; however on the Sunday and Monday we have so much happening that you will have to come early to see it all.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

 

Largest Steam Engine in Cheshire running Bank Holiday Sun/Mon (30/31 August)

 

There are few people who are not moved and enthralled by the sight and sound of a giant steam engine in motion. The power and majesty of the spinning flywheel ignites a passion deep inside and makes you wonder about the work and history of these industrial giants.

 

The Stott mill engine at the museum(with a 10 foot flywheel) has been lovingly restored by our volunteers and will run on live steam for the first time this year, over the early May Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

Although the smaller steam engines at the museum run every month during the season, the Stott engine will only be run on specified dates. 

 

There is no additional charge to see the steam engine, normal museum entry applies.  The Craft Centre at the museum will also be in operation. Everyone is invited along – for a great day out.

 

Museum is open 10:00 17:00 each day over that weekend.

 

 


SEPTEMBER

Open September Weekend                     25 - 27 September

 

The museum will be open on Friday and Saturday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; however on the Sunday we will also have steam engines running plus craft demonstrations - you will have to come early to see it all.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

 

Steam engines and craft demonstrations          Sunday 27 September


 

 

OCTOBER

Open October weeknd                   23 - 25 October

 

The museum will be open Friday - Sunday with some engines running, cafe open and access to the local history area; however on the Saturday and Sunday we will be in our "Turn the Clocks Back" mode.  Museum open 10 - 5 each day of that weekend.

 

 “Turn the Clocks Back” closing weekend           24th / 25th October

 

On the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend a great many of our engines will be running, including the small steam engines. The Craft Centre will be in full swing with demonstrations by blacksmiths at the forge and wood turners/bodging at their lathes. The giant model of Poynton is a treat so do make time to drop into the local history area and talk to the volunteers who have built it. A giant Tombola could send you home with your arms full of presents.

 

 


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