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Went along today as it was a "Steaming Sunday". Paid £4 enterance fee and £2 for my 4 year old grandson. Bill, gave us a talk on some of the mill machines that are in this little museum. From where the cotton is grown, where...More
I was unsure when I entered the main room as to what this tour entailed. We ended up getting a detailed history of the life working in the cotton mill, the journey of the cotton and how it moved through the mill.
We then watched...More
My wife and I had an excellent tour of the mill and the engine. We were showed round by two keen and knowledgeable engineers who really brought out the way people used to live and how things were done at that time. Very interesting and...More
We visited this today almost by accident - we were visiting shops nearby and had walked along the canal while waiting for them to open. we passed by the mill to see what time it opened. we've seen the engine "in steam" before and were...More
We visited Trencherfield Engine and had the happenstance to meet a fabulous, passionate and super knowledge able man. Bill nurturers the physical engine and the engines soul. His passion for the Helen and Rina seems boundless.
Bill’s pride and dedication towards the mill, the engine...More
We visited on a non steaming sunday (although we will be back for a steaming day), had a great tour given by Alex who was very informative and passionate about the engine and the mill. Lots of background info and very interesting stories. Admission was...More
We visited on a Steaming Sunday. Bill was so knowledgeable and gave us all us details of the engine and the history of the Mill in as much or as little detail as required. The audio visual was brilliant for the kids age 12, 9...More
Today I was lucky enough to have a bit of time to myself to visit Trencherfield Mill on a "Steaming Sunday", what a great couple of hours experience, Bill the guide was so knowledgeable about the history of the mill, its owners, the steam engine,...More
Hi David, can I first offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, have only just taken over control of the TripAdvisor account. We would have responded to you straight away if we would have had... More
Hi David, can I first offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, have only just taken over control of the TripAdvisor account. We would have responded to you straight away if we would have had control of the account at the time of you asking the question. In response to your query; the Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine Museum opens on Sundays. On a non-steaming Sunday we open at 11am and 1pm, whilst on a Steaming Sunday we only open at 1pm due to the preparation work that is required prior to running the engine. I am also happy to confirm that the engine does still run using steam. If you are interested, we usually run the engine every other Sunday, details of which can be found on Wigan Council’s website. – I hope this is the information you were after and again may I offer my sincerest apologies for the amount of time it has taken for your question to be answered.
Alex – TFM Engineer
Hi pjpatrol, I understand the time has long passed for you to know this information, for this can I offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, unfortunately, didn’t have access to the TripAdvisor... More
Hi pjpatrol, I understand the time has long passed for you to know this information, for this can I offer my sincerest apologies. We, the Trencherfield Mill engineers, unfortunately, didn’t have access to the TripAdvisor account at the time you asked this question. We have only taken control of the account in the last few weeks. If we would have known at the time we would have endeavoured to answer your question and given you plenty of notice. For both your own and everyone else’s future reference there is parking available on site. As ‘David H’ said there is a carpark at the front of the mill building (which is free on Sundays), however, this carpark is primarily for people using the business facilities housed within the mill. It isn’t intended for use by visitors to the Steam Engine. We have our own car park adjacent to the engine house; it has 50 large car parking bays and an additional 6 blue badge parking bays. This carpark can be accessed by turning from Wallgate into Heritage Way and following the signs marked ‘Trencherfield Mill Parking’. This leads to our carpark, located behind the apartment buildings, which is filled with various industrial heritage items. It is FREE to park here when you are visiting the engine or, like yourself have an involvement with an event taking place at the mill. I must stress that this carpark is for VISITORS to the engine ONLY. It IS NOT for patrons of the business facilities, residents or local students. This helps to keep access to the mill open and easy for both workers and visitors. Plus it’s nice to know you can enjoy your visit and / or event without worrying about getting a ticket on the carpark. – So the short answer, yes. We have our own car park and it would’ve been fine for you to park there and drop him off. – Again may I offer my sincerest apologies for the frankly unacceptable amount of time it has taken for your question to be answered. I understand it is a little late now, but I hope this provides you, (and indeed other people) with a definitive answer to your query.
Alex – TFM Engineer