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Bygone Times

Type:Antique/Craft Centre

Grove Mill, The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, PR7 5PD

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Tel: 01257 451 889

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Bygone Times

Lancashire's finest historic shopping and visitor destination!

A converted mill, housing 500+ stall holders of antiques and collectables across 6 enormous floors, includes a cobbled alleyway, courtyard Garden Centre, cafe and museum.

Antiques - Hundreds of stalls selling a variety of interesting and beautiful antiques from furniture to pottery to classic time pieces.

Collectables - A huge selection of sought after collectibles including pristine condition toys still in their packaging and military items from across the globe.

Memorabilia - A nostalgic selection of war, music, sports and kitchen memorabilia, Bygone Times has some of the finest items around to compliment any home or collection.

Vintage - If you’re looking for that fashionable item to complete your look or decorate your living space check out the huge selection of vintage jewellery, clothing and homeware.

Delve into the conflicts of WWI, WWII and the events involving the British and Commonwealth service men and women in their unique War Museum.

Exhibition & gallery includes: 
Aviation relic
WWII uniforms (Army, Navy, Air Force)
1940’s home front
Medal plaques and battle relics
WWI trench

Visit the Bygone Times Penny Arcade which houses an exciting range of classic gaming machinery from yesteryear.

Some of their working machines are over a century old and can still be played by our visitors using real Victorian pennies – a fantastic novelty for players of all ages.


Opening Times

Bygone Times (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*

* Open 364 days a year
Closed on Christmas day only

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


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


Road Directions

From the M6 – jct 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 service 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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