Astley Green Colliery Museum

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Higher Green Lane Astley Tyldesley
Greater Manchester
M29 7JB

    On the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries, lies the picturesque village of Astley Green. In the heart of the village stands Astley Green Colliery Museum which, but for the foresight of Lancashire County Council and several leading figures within the community, would have suffered the same fate as the other collieries in the area, total demolition. It was the uniqueness of the 3,300 hp twin tandem compound steam winding engine that brought the demolition to a halt. As the result of the intervention, the museum houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status. The principal collection concerns Coal Mining History.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Sunday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Tuesday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Thursday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Saturday: 1.30p m to 5.00 pm


    Please see web site.

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    Facilities and services


    • Education facilities available
    • Meeting room available
    • Shop
    • Toilets for disabled
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas


    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Primary school education service available
    • Secondary school education service available
    • Specialist publications on collections available

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