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Lancashire Mining Museum

Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
+44 1942 895841
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Great insight into local heritage

So we visited the Lancashire Mining Museum, something I’d had in mind for ages due to my interest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
roamingleyther
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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A brilliant day out

Went to to the museum on the 19th may for the steam heritage weekend! Absolutely fantastic, I've... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Paul W
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Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we visited the Lancashire Mining Museum, something I’d had in mind for ages due to my interest in local heritage, mining and steam powered moving things! There was a steam fair on so I thought there would be plenty more that would capture the...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Went to to the museum on the 19th may for the steam heritage weekend! Absolutely fantastic, I've been visiting the last few months and to see the excellent work done by the volunteers to make this site as it us today us inspiring! Keep up...More

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Great early morning outing both enjoyed the museum! With the addition of a small cafe with home cooked food surrounded by enthusiastic people this last reminder of our distant days is sure to be a hit with visitors.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

My grandad used to work in mining so took him for a trip to see this place. Unfortunately he is wheelchair bound. He couldn’t look at anything due to no disabled access, couldn’t even go into the cafe for a drink. It’s a shame as...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We had been planning to come to this museum for a long time. We went to the steam weekend. Parking was a bit chaotic as someone had come out the wrong way, and we parked in a very overgrown field. Loads of different tracton engines,...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

History for people to see what mining was like. Steam traction engine's on today. Plus a little steam train, great for the little ones. Not for the disabled. Uneven ground and stair's to engine house and in the cottage.

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Thank merseyblue-1
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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 25 January 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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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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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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