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.’

 

Read about restoration work here.

Astley Hall

Admissions

Chorley Flower Show: 26th – 28th July 2024

As we get ready for Chorley Flower Show 2024, some sections of Astley Park will be closed to the public.
The closures will be in place from Monday 15th July through to Saturday 3rd August.
If the sun is shining, why not come and enjoy a stroll to see some of the work to bring you another spectacular show, and while you are there pop in to Café Ambio or Barrica and enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing drink.

 

 

Opening Hours: Spring/Summer 2024

*Please note that last admission on general opening days is 3pm

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Advance booked guided tours/school education visits only*
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: Advance booked guided tours/school education visits only*
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am  -4pm

*Guided tour and education visit bookings must be made in advance via email, enquire at astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk

 

Admission fees

You will notice ticket prices are offered at a discounted rate for Chorley residents – you may be asked for proof of address.

 

CHORLEY RESIDENT:
Adult Day Pass – £2.50
Child Day Pass (Age 5-15) – £1.50
Family Day Pass (2 adults + up to 3 children) – £8.00
Concessions Day Pass – £1.75
Adult Annual Pass – £5.00
Child Annual Pass – £2.50
Family Annual Pass- £15.00
Concessions Annual Pass – £3.75

 

NON-CHORLEY RESIDENT:
Adult Day Pass – £5.00
Child Day Pass – £3.00
Family Day Pass -£10.00
Concessions Day Pass – £3.75
Adult Annual Pass – £12.00
Child Annual Pass – £5.00
Family Annual Pass – £25.00
Concessions Annual Pass – £6.00

 

 

Coach Trips to Astley

Astley Hall is happy to welcome group and coach visits to the Hall for both guided and self-guided tours.

The Astley Hall coach trip package includes:

  • Free coach parking
  • Discounted entry to the Hall for group bookings over 10
  • Guided tour of the Hall
  • Free driver refreshment box

Contact: astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk for bookings and enquiries

Two images, one displaying the recreation room and another a painting of male figure.

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.

Astley Hall & Park group visit

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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Astley Hall staff in period costume

Organised visits

Group Visits

Fully guided tours for groups of up to 30 people can be booked Wednesday – Sunday mornings before we open to the public. Charges are £10 per head with one in ten tickets free.

Self guided group bookings can be arranged during regular opening hours at standard admission prices.

To book or for more information on rates, accessibility guides and facilities please call 01257 515151 or email astley.hall@chorley.gov.uk.

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