hidden europe 9

Cutting edge

by hidden europe


A fine collection of lawnmowers attests to the collective obsession of the English to secure the perfect lawn.

When we reviewed some of Europe's smallest and quirkiest museums last September (in hidden europe 4), little did we realise what a deluge of ideas it would unleash from readers anxious to promote their own favourite offbeat museum. After months of visiting bizarre exhibitions across our continent, we can reveal a seasonal museum that is truly eccentric. Only the English will really understand the appeal of a museum dedicated entirely to lawnmowers. Located above a hardware store in Southport in northwest England, the British Lawnmower Museum has a display of over two hundred machines.

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