Merseyside attraction features in top 10 weirdest museums in the country

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A Merseyside museum has been voted one of the country’s 10 weirdest museums.

The British Lawnmower Museum offers detailed information on the history of lawn mowers.

There are some quirky attractions too – with many celebrities donating their old lawnmowers to the museum.

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The museum is on Shakespeare Street in Southport, with audio tours also offered.

The list was compiled by travel experts Cottages who recommended 10 unusual museums. The list includes 10 truly unique offerings.

The listing describes the British Lawnmower Museum as: “How does your garden grow?

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“The Lawn Mower Museum helps tell the story of gardening through the ages and has an original collection of lawn mowers, ranging from those owned by the rich and famous to racing lawn mowers and even a robot mower solar-powered!”

The list is as follows:

  • Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbria
  • Cuckooland Museum, Tabley, Cheshire
  • Witchcraft Museum, Boscastle, Cornwall
  • House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey, Devon
  • Teapot Island, Maidstone, Kent
  • Purton Ships’ Graveyard, Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • Hippodrome Circus Museum, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Lawn Mower Museum, Southport, Lancashire
  • Britain’s smallest house, Conwy
  • Childhood Museum, Edinburgh


British Lawn Mower Museum in Southport

Shannon Keary, Public Relations and Communications Manager at Holiday Cottages, said: ‘With many of us planning to continue staying in 2022, there is no shortage of great places to visit on your holiday, and these museums are no exception.

“It’s so great to have these unique museums right here in the UK, which not only provide a memorable day, but also an educational one.”

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