The British Lawnmower Museum on Shakespeare Street in Southport. Photo by Brian Radam

Southport’s British Lawnmower Museum – one of the world’s most unique attractions – got a special makeover this week.

The unique attraction, which is situated on Shakespeare Street, now boasts brand new cutting edge graphics to the ground and first floor facades.

The Museum is participating in the UK’s special Heritage Open Days from 10th to 19th September 2021.

The Museum and artefacts are often featured on TV, film, radio and national press.

The venue was recently featured on BBC Radio 6 with Lauren Laverne chatting about Brian May’s mower from rock band Queen.

Look out for new TV programmes due this Autumn and Christmas, one featuring ‘Lawnmowers of the Rich & Famous’,the other in a new drama series.

British Lawnmower Museum Curator Brian Radam said: “The Museum draws tourists from all over the globe to celebrate this very humble but quintessentially very British invention.

“There are around 100 specialist shops and businesses along Shakespeare and Duke Street housing some of Southport’s hidden gems.

“One of the latest is due to open soon right opposite the Museum. ‘Sugarush’ specialises in confectionery and shakes.

“Next door but one to the Museum is the new specialist ‘Birkdale Cakery’ professional bespoke cake makers, along with the Duke Street MicroPub the ‘Beer Den’ from the local Banks Brewery Parker’s.

“The corner houses the long-standing ‘Stanley’s Security’ Master Locksmiths which has been established over 80 years and is still run by the same family.

“It is Southport’s first DIY shop and longest standing security shop specialising in car keys, locks, safes and garden machinery, with Abbey professional photography next door.

“Opposite is VIP Beauty Salon and recently opened Fallen Angels boutique dresses which covers Shakespeare and Duke st corner.

“Just a few doors down another specialist ZuZu alterations, alongside AJS Plumbing & D M Rogers electronic repair specialist, Southport Garden Machinery and Bluto’s Pizza specialist.

“The Salvation Army hosts a large modern cafe and huge Bric a Brac Hall all within a few yards of the Museum.”

The Museum is open all year every day (except Sundays and bank holidays.

The £3 entrance includes an audio tour. 

If you mention Stand Up For Southport, you can get in for half price.

However for a unique experience that’s something completely different, personal guided tours are a cut above – to book contact

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