Astley Green Colliery Museum :: Shared Description

Astley Green Colliery Museum is in the heart of the village of Astley Green on the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries. Astley Green Colliery began its life in 1908 to exploit coal reserves in the south Lancashire Coalfield. The colliery had a lifespan of only 62 years, finally closing its gates in 1970.

The museum, which occupies fifteen acres of the Astley Green Colliery site, houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status.

Apart from the steam winding engine and headgear the museum houses many exhibits, not least of which is the collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest collection of its type in the United Kingdom.

The museum is now run and maintained, on behalf of the community, by the Red Rose Steam Society Limited, a registered charity.

LinkExternal link - Astley Green Colliery Museum web site
by David Dixon
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SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Static Display and Garage by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Bridgewater Canal and Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Steam Engine by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Bridgewater Canal at Astley Green Colliery – 1968 by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear by David Dixon
SJ7099 : “Harry” shunting at Astley Green Colliery – 1968 by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Engine House by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7199 : Bridgewater Canal by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Steam Winding Engine by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear and Engine House by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Indoor Display by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear by David Dixon
SJ7199 : Bridgewater Canal by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - The Garage by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery - Headgear by David Dixon
SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum by Anthony Parkes


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Created: Sun, 20 Mar 2011, Updated: Sun, 20 Mar 2011

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