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Astley Green Colliery Museum

Astley Green Colliery Museum Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
+44 7934 846350
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Good to see some history

Well worth a visit to see a bit of history from the mining days. Places like this were so important... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
merseyblue-1
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
A valuable example of industrial heritage

Astley Green Colliery is a wonderful example of Britain's industrial heritage. Conveniently located... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PierreBotcherby
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Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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Astley Green Colliery Museum Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
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+44 7934 846350
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"piece of history"
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"winding house"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see a bit of history from the mining days. Places like this were so important to this region and need a bit of support to let us show future generations how life was. Please leave a donation. Volunteer staff are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Astley Green Colliery is a wonderful example of Britain's industrial heritage. Conveniently located just off the A580 (East Lancs Road) in the pleasant village of Astley Green, it boasts one of the few remaining headgears in Britain and a well-preserved engine house and motor. The...More

1  Thank PierreBotcherby
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, not a lot going on but they try with what they have. My son found it very interesting learning about the history.

Thank LancsTilly
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

A brilliant place to re-encounter the past history of Lancashire. The display within the engine house brings to life the life of an old colliery. The headgear looks eerily incongruent now within a small residential area but is worth the journey to see on its...More

Thank Ed W
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We went to visit Astley Green Colliery after recently visiting the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. Astley Green is a work in progress and the dedicated group of volunteers have a big job on their hands trying to save the last surviving headgear in...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Interested to learn all about the past days of coal mining ? Learn of its historic past and its educational facts of days gone by all this and much more for the young and old you can learn about what the dangers where and how...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We had just an hour or so to visit Astley Green, the mine in which my father worked during the 1950s. When we arrived the museum was closed, but the wonderful volunteer gentleman who was spoke with us, offered to give us a private guided...More

1  Thank rjb592017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit for anyone interested in coal mining history and mining equipment. It’s clearly a work in progress but will be an even popular destination when it’s fully organized. Take some boots or wellies if you go when it’s wet.

Thank Jed G
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

As an ex miner I have seen dozens of winding engines but none compare to this. It is quite simply stunning. The engine is run periodically via compressed air (check dates online) and shows a bi-cylindro- conical winding drum driven through the most fantastic series...More

1  Thank Tony W
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Took the kids here to learn about mining. You need a good couple of hours to look around also pick a day when you can see machinery working.

1  Thank Mel M
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rachifidd
September 6, 2015|
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Response from Tony W |
There are 2or3 services to Texaco garage in Ashley. Then cross A580 east lancs Road for 300 yard walk. No direct service from Leigh.
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KimAndrews2014
March 7, 2015|
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Response from pitheadbaths | Reviewed this property |
Hi Opening Times: Sunday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Tuesday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Thursday: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Sunday's are best with more members on site
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