Astley Green Colliery Museum

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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.

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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

Admission charges

Please see web site.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

Astley Green Colliery Museum
Higher Green Lane
Greater Manchester
M29 7JB



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