British Lawnmower Museum

The British Lawnmower Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of the lawnmowers in Southport, Merseyside, northern England.[1]

British Lawnmower Museum
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British Lawnmower Museum is located in Southport town centre
British Lawnmower Museum
Location within Southport town centre
Location106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport PR8 5AJ
WebsiteLawnmower Museum

The museum has over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery from over the last 200 years,[2] as well as a collection of lawnmowers previously owned by famous people including Prince Charles and Princess Diana, guitarist Brian May, performer and presenter Paul O'Grady, and Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander,[3][4] who lived in Southport for many years. The museum has workshops that restore lawnmowers for the collection and others around the world.[5] The collection includes patents and blueprints dating from 1799.

TriviaEdit

The museum was mentioned in an episode of Would I Lie to You? in 2012.[6] Southport–born comedian Lee Mack claimed that he had donated a dibber to the museum, which was true and can still be seen on display at the British Lawnmower Museum.[7] In the same segment, Richard Bacon mentioned that he had donated a trowel to the museum.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Lawnmower Museum, Southport, Culture24, UK.
  2. ^ British Lawnmower Museum, Liverpool and Merseyside Tourist Information, UK.
  3. ^ "11 of the world's weirdest museums". Travel Supermarket. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  4. ^ McClarence, Stephen. "The Great British Weekend: Southport, Merseyside". The Times. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  5. ^ Museum Profile Archived January 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, British Lawnmower Museum, UK.
  6. ^ "Did Lee Mack Donate This to the British Lawnmower Museum?". BBC. 26 April 2012.
  7. ^ "British Lawnmower Museum: Rich and Famous Donations". British Lawnmower Museum.

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Coordinates: 53°38′22″N 3°00′18″W / 53.639381°N 3.004895°W / 53.639381; -3.004895