SJ7099 : Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear and Engine House

taken 11 years ago, near to Astley Green, Wigan, Great Britain

Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear and Engine House
Astley Green Colliery Museum - Winding Headgear and Engine House
Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have listed building status.
Astley Green Colliery Museum

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

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Saturday, 19 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 March, 2011
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Colliery (former)   (more nearby)
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