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Lancashire Mining Museum

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Fantastic 2hrs spent here, the volunteers do a fantastic job of keeping the old pit head going for... read more

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ian b
Manchester, United Kingdom
Industrial Heritage for the Family

With an imposing pit shaft, recreated miner's cottage, nice café and soon a railway to ride on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Higher Green Lane | Astley Green, Tyldesley, Wigan M29 7JB, England
+44 1942 895841
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Reviewed today

Fantastic 2hrs spent here, the volunteers do a fantastic job of keeping the old pit head going for the younger generations, great array of machinery mostly made in the greater Manchester area, also a recreation of a miners cottage, complete with underwear on the line,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With an imposing pit shaft, recreated miner's cottage, nice café and soon a railway to ride on - superb !

Thank Tim W
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I always really enjoy a potter round this fascinating little place. I grew up in Lancashire and have been sad to see the closure of so many mines. It is lovely to see the last surviving headgear and the winding engine on site here, cared...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

So we visited the Lancashire Mining Museum, something I’d had in mind for ages due to my interest in local heritage, mining and steam powered moving things! There was a steam fair on so I thought there would be plenty more that would capture the...More

Thank roamingleyther
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Went to to the museum on the 19th may for the steam heritage weekend! Absolutely fantastic, I've been visiting the last few months and to see the excellent work done by the volunteers to make this site as it us today us inspiring! Keep up...More

Thank PaulW1775
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Great early morning outing both enjoyed the museum! With the addition of a small cafe with home cooked food surrounded by enthusiastic people this last reminder of our distant days is sure to be a hit with visitors.

Thank IainCrow
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

My grandad used to work in mining so took him for a trip to see this place. Unfortunately he is wheelchair bound. He couldn’t look at anything due to no disabled access, couldn’t even go into the cafe for a drink. It’s a shame as...More

Reviewed May 22, 2018

We had been planning to come to this museum for a long time. We went to the steam weekend. Parking was a bit chaotic as someone had come out the wrong way, and we parked in a very overgrown field. Loads of different tracton engines,...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

History for people to see what mining was like. Steam traction engine's on today. Plus a little steam train, great for the little ones. Not for the disabled. Uneven ground and stair's to engine house and in the cottage.

Thank Alan A
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Well worth a visit to see a bit of history from the mining days. Places like this were so important to this region and need a bit of support to let us show future generations how life was. Please leave a donation. Volunteer staff are...More

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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.
September 5, 2015|
Response from Tony W |
There are 2or3 services to Texaco garage in Ashley. Then cross A580 east lancs Road for 300 yard walk. No direct service from Leigh.