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Bygone Times

Type:Antique/Craft Centre

The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5TZ

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Tel: 01257 451 889

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Bygone Times

Lancashire's finest historic shopping and visitor destination.  

​​​​​Bygone Times is a 17th Century converted cotton mill, home to over 500 stalls full of antiques, collectables, homeware, jewellery, furniture, and so much more.  Open to the public for over 35 years, taking pride in the rich history and culture.

For a unique shopping experience, look no further than the Bygone Times.  From vintage clothing and antique furniture, to collectable artwork and wartime memorabilia from yesteryear, Bygone Times has some of the finest items around to compliment any home or collection.

Be sure to visit the war museum and delve into the conflicts of WWI, WWII and the events involving the British and Commonwealth service men and women.  The exhibition includes aviation relics, WWII uniforms (army, navy and air force), 1940s home front, medal plaques and battle relics.  There is even a WWII trench.

Step into Bygone Times' penny arcade, which houses an exciting range of classic gaming machinery from yesteryear.  Some of the working machines are over a century old and can still be played by visitors using real Victorian pennies.  A fantastic novelty for players of all ages. 

Visit the garden centre, filled with affordable flowers and plants, garden furniture and reclamation.  Spice up your garden with some vintage pottery.

Why not take a break from your shopping and enjoy a delicious meal in the in-store café?  Open daily.  Sample a selection of locally sourced Lancashire food and beverage.

Bygone Times is open seven days a week with over 85,000 square feet. of unique shopping, spread across five huge floors.  Located in the village of Eccleston, Chorley, in the heart of Lancashire.

Public, trade and coach/travel trips are all welcome. See you soon.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:30 - 17:00

* Open 363 days a year. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open all other bank holidays as normal.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From the M6,  Junction 27 (Standish) turn right onto the B5250 which is adjacent to the BP garage off the dual carriageway. Follow the brown tourist signs on this road for about 3-4 miles into Eccleston.

Public Transport Directions

Bus services from Chorley, Wigan and Preston.



  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Wheelchair hire


  • Café

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Gift vouchers
  • Lockers available
  • Lost property
  • Public telephone
  • Visitor information

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre



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