Lancashire Mining Museum

The Lancashire Mining Museum is home to the last surviving headgear and winding engine in the Lancashire coalfield.
Both have scheduled monument and listed building status, the headgear is on Historic England’s Heritage At Risk register.
If you’ve driven along the East Lancs Road, walked along the Bridgewater Canal at Astley Green you won’t have missed the stunning 98ft steel latticework headgear. When you’ve visited the museum, we’re sure you’ll have been impressed by the mighty twin tandem 3300hp compound steam engine.
The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, who share a passion for our local industrial and social heritage and want to ensure it’s enjoyed by generations to come.
We are always looking for more people to volunteer, whether you wish to work in engineering, gardening, organising events, being a welcome face, historical research, dressing up and talking to the many school children who visit ... there will be something you can do, and you’ll enjoy it so much.

Contact Information


Telephone: 01942 895841

Website: Visit


Higher Green Lane

Astley Green

M29 7JB

Pricing Information

Free Services: Free


01942 895841

How to get there

Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? No

Type of Group: Community Group

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available No

Personal support? No

Transport Information

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Lancashire Mining Museum

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