A CELEBRATION of Bolton’s industrial steam heritage will return later this month.

Bolton Steam Museum will throw open its doors for its latest Bank Holiday steam days on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26, where visitors can see new life return to the colossal machines which powered Britain’s past.

The volunteer run museum in Mornington Road will display engines rescued from the decay of the past that the largest mills of Lancashire depended on and built the town we call home today.

On display will be some of the 30 old stationary steam engines that volunteers have rescued and restored.

The collection is now one of the largest in the country, and visitors will be able to see these machines close-up, including the museum’s oldest at 180 years old.

The museum will be open from 10am-4pm on both days and entry is free. For more information, call 01204 846490 or visit www.nmes.org.