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Lancashire Mining Museum

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Different day out

Saw on Facebook this place was open today so with having a day off together decided to pay a visit... read more

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A Gem of a Museum, all run by volunteers

The last remnants of a once prolific Lancashire Coalfield. The sole remaining headgear and winding... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Tyldesley, United Kingdom
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Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
+44 1942 895841
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All reviews engine room steam engine industrial heritage local history piece of history volunteer run working hard narrow gauge railway the main attraction worth a visit local area engine house couple of hours tea room pit head great place to visit mining museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is centered around the last remaining head gear on the Lancashire coalfield. It's worth going for that alone. The rest of the museum, however, is not finished. The cafe and restrooms are in trailers. Because it's not finished, accessibility is a fairly major...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main attraction here is the unique winding engine and pit head gear. It’s probably an hour’s visit for most people and it’s free (donations recommended). The recent work on the miner’s cottage recreation and vintage tea room are great, although the tea room is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw on Facebook this place was open today so with having a day off together decided to pay a visit on the bus .it was quite busy and interesting .a couple of the exhibits are up quite steep steps but didn't see any lifts .had...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The last remnants of a once prolific Lancashire Coalfield. The sole remaining headgear and winding engine in the entire Lancashire area. The massive 3,300 horse power winding engine, is probably the largest steam winding engine left in existence. The site is run purely by volunteers...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Aweighandappy
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Had a lovely afternoon here! Some fantastic things to see! We really enjoyed every part and were lucky enough to have Marilyn show us around and explain things to us! Really was so interesting and great to see our history being preserved so well. lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shivcannon204
Reviewed July 30, 2019

A good place to visit for young and old. Very knowledgeable volunteers. Run and maintained by volunteers and public donations.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank alisong961
Reviewed May 21, 2019

One of the last surviving pit heads with the biggest steam winding engine you will see. Very enthusiastic helpful and knowledgeable volunteer staff. Excellent cafe for afternoon teas etc. Must visit just off the A580 East Lancs Road as it is known. Alow a couple...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

This is quite different to your normal museum in that you are verymuch left to your own devices though there are always extremely knowledgeable volunteeers if you want more information about anything. Astley Green is just off the East Lancs A580 and not far from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HeatonClassic
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Thank goodness for hard-working volunteers in small industrial museums! After the colliery closed in 1970 some of the buildings were demolished, but fortunately the ENORMOUS twin horizontal steam engine and headgear survives. We were lucky enough to visit when the compressor was being tested, so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank farwriter
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Visited today as we were visiting a local Garden Centre and googled places of interest in the area as we didn't want to go home so early. So glad we went. A fantastic little museum if you have an interest in local history, engines and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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diana s
March 8, 2019|
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Response from 67DavidK67 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fixed charge to visit but if you like what you see and hear they appreciate any donations you may like to make.
Derek C
September 28, 2018|
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Response from GinOla7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I took my two whippets today and was welcomed up in the engine room .
Jason p
August 19, 2018|
Response from merseyblue-1 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think there is an admission fee. They are running with volunteers and as such, any donations are appreciated.