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Overview

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 modern facilities.

The Hall is perhaps best known for its stunning Jacobean plasterwork ceilings and the house is built around an internal Elizabethan courtyard. The four wings of the house were extended by the families who lived here and most of the original features are retained to this day.

On entering Astley Hall visitors are met by the highly ornate plaster ceilings of the Great Hall. The Great Hall walls are covered with painted panels of historical characters from the 15th to 17th-centuries. The Drawing Room walls are hung with tapestries which depict the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece.

Astley Hall contains exceptional oak furniture including fine carved beds, a 23 foot long shovel board table and the Sirloin chair.


Opening
Opening

2019

2nd March to 29th December 2019: weekends and Bank Holidays, plus Monday to Wednesday during school holidays, noon to 4.30pm.

Café, walled garden and coach house, every day, year round, 9am to 4pm (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Find Us
Find us

Astley Hall is just off Junction 8 of the M61 and Junction 28 of the M6 it is clearly marked by Brown Tourist signs.

Take a taxi from Chorley train or bus station.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Entry is currently free for all apart from certain special exhibitions and events.

Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are welcome to visit Astley Hall.

We don’t run guided tours during opening hours, outside of normal hours general guided tours cost of £4.00 per head (minimum 20 people).

Tours last around 75 minutes and provide a general history of the house, the families and contents. We will endeavour to tailor a tour where possible dependant on  specific interests given enough notice.

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Things to See

Fun Facts
The owner of the Hall Captain Robert Charnock fought in the English Civil War on the side of the King. However, is reputed that Oliver Cromwell slept at Astley Hall and left his boots behind! 

Weddings


Corporate Hire

School Visits