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Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery

Type: Historic House

Astley Park
Off Hallgate
Astley Village

Tel: 01257 515 151

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Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to Astley Hall is like a voyage into the past, to the time of Tudor and early Stuart England (1580-1650). The visitor has a rare opportunity to experience life in an English country house during this period. The Grade I listed Hall is built around a central courtyard and contains a unique collection of furniture and stunning Jacobean plasterwork ceilings. In the Great Hall stands the Sirloin Chair, which is reputed to have been used by King James I when he knighted the loin of beef.

Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy.

The walled garden is a dedicated event space and since the Heritage Lottery funded renovation project in 2009 it has built up a varied programme of cultural events throughout the year. The east facing part of the walled garden is home to a community food growing project and includes a small orchard alongside raised beds full of vegetables, fruits, herbs and salads. Much of the produce is used by Café Ambio, the onsite café within the Coach House building. The Coach House is also home to the Chorley Remembers Experience, an interactive exhibition focusing on Chorley’s involvement and military history over the years.

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  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2014

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Astley Hall is open from 12noon - 4.30pm every weekend and Bank holidays plus Monday - Wednesday in the Chorley school holidays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Donations are welcome.

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