Astley Hall

Journey through the Grade I Listed building

Journey through over 400 years of history to reveal the secrets of Astley Hall, one of the most intriguing historic houses in the North West.

 

This surprising building features some of the most breath-taking mid-17th century plaster ceilings in the country, rare painted panelling and very fine English oak furniture.

 

From the Charnocks and Brookes through to the Townley-Parkers and the Tattons, travel through time to discover the fascinating history of the families who once owned the Hall in the intriguing portraits adorning the period rooms and then take a stroll through the internal Elizabethan courtyard.

 

Immerse yourself in an important part of Chorley’s history and enjoy an enlightening and entertaining afternoon in Astley Hall, the ‘jewel in Chorley’s crown.’

Collections

The Astley Hall we see today dates from the 1570s with major additions made in the 1600s and 1820s. The contents mostly came with the house when ownership was transferred to Chorley Corporation in 1922. Its furniture, furnishings and paintings reflect the tastes of the four families who have lived at the Hall: Charnock, Brooke, Townley-Parker and Tatton.

 

Due to the fragile nature of some objects and artworks, and limits on space, not everything is on display but researchers are welcome to make an appointment to view items currently in storage. Please email astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk or telephone 01257 515151.

Opening times

Astley Hall is closed to the public from the 1 January to the 5 April 2019.

We reopen on Saturday 6 April from 12noon – 4.30pm and are open every weekend throughout the year at the same time.

 

We are open Bank Holidays apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

 

We are open Mondays to Wednesdays in line with most Chorley school holidays apart from the following days:

 

Chorley Flower Show: Hall closed on the build up to and take down of the Chorley Flower Show on the 22, 23 and 24 July and the 29, 30 and 31 July.

 

The Hall is also closed 23, 24, 30 and 31 December 2019.

 

Entry to Astley Hall is free.

Monday: 12noon – 4.30pm in school and bank holidays

Tuesday: 12noon – 4.30pm in school holidays only

Wednesday: 12noon – 4.30pm in school holidays only

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 12noon – 4.30pm throughout the year

Sunday: 12noon – 4.30pm throughout the year

Weddings Ceremonies

Create wonderful memories

Astley Hall is licensed for wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships and baby naming ceremonies.

 

A choice of rooms are available for your ceremony at Astley Hall or Coach House. Please email astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk for more information or click here to view the 2019 Astley wedding brochure.

Wedding Gallery

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Organised visits

Schools and Colleges

Astley Hall has a wide offer of sessions on offer to Primary and Secondary schools, all linked to the National Curriculum. We are happy to create bespoke sessions with teachers given enough time.

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Organised visits

Group Visits

We run guided tours for groups Monday-Friday when we are not open to the public. We can accommodate up to 40 people at once.

For more information on these visits please call 01257 515151 or email astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk.

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