Astley Green Colliery Museum

Astley Green Colliery Museum


Tyldesley, United Kingdom (GB)
The Astley Green Colliery Museum is run by the Red Rose Steam Society Limited in Astley Green near Tyldesley in Greater Manchester (grid reference SJ70509996). Prior to becoming a museum, the site was a working colliery that had was actively producing coal from 1912 to 1970; it is now protected as a Scheduled Monument. The museum occupies 15 acres (6 ha). It houses the only surviving pit headgear and engine house in the Lancashire coalfield.

The museum also has a collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest such collection in the UK.
The Astley Green Colliery Museum is run by the Red Rose Steam Society Limited in Astley Green near Tyldesley in Greater Manchester (grid reference SJ70509996). Prior to becoming a museum, the site was a working colliery that had was actively producing coal from 1912 to 1970; it is now protected as a Scheduled Monument. The museum occupies 15 acres (6 ha). It houses the only surviving pit headgear and engine house in the Lancashire coalfield.

The museum also has a collection of 28 colliery locomotives, the largest such collection in the UK.
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By: kjfitz

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@ 2009-11-30 19:48:04
Seen in Fred Dibnah's "Made in Britain" episode 2

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