Our history

First opened as a museum in 1924, Astley Hall, Coach House and Park is a beautiful tourist spot located next to Chorley town centre offering families and friends a great day out. Within the grounds you will find acres of stunning parkland, the breath-taking Grade I historic house, the modernised Coach House which includes Café Ambio, the scenic Walled Garden, an exciting Pets Corner and an array of sports pitches and play areas.

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After two years of renovation work, the Hall is now open. See opening hours and admission info.

Astley Hall Exterior and Interior

What’s on at Astley

Discover What’s On in Astley Park and the Coach House Gallery.

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Activities from Astley

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Astley Hall, Coach House and Park


…the interesting assortment of plants, flowers and home grown vegetables in the wonderful surroundings of the Walled Garden.

Astley Park

…the amazing Royalists’ Retreat and toddler play areas while parents or grandparents grab a snack from the adjacent pavilion.

Marching band at Astley Illuminated

…one of the many fantastic events that take place at Astley Hall, Coach House and Park throughout the year.

Sensory Garden

…yourself in nature in the Sensory Garden or venturing along one of the park’s woodland trails, including the enchanting snow drop trail that blooms at the beginning of every year.

Cafe Ambio treats

…your taste buds at the stylish Café Ambio. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or coffee and a cake, the food and drink is regionally sourced and beautifully prepared.

Pets Corner rabbits

…furry, feathered and scaly friends in the delightful Pets’ Corner down by the pavilion and play areas.


…on the at the sacrifice of the men and women of the Chorley Borough who served during World War One in the outdoor space at the Garden of Reflection.

Children playing bouls on the green

…some traditional fun family games on the tennis courts, bowling greens and putting greens with equipment that is free to hire between April and the end of September.

The Hall and Collection

Two images displaying period interior of the Hall

Six centuries of history

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.

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Sepia images of Astley Hall

Astley then and now

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.

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