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 Christmas Opening Hours**
Astley Hall will be open on the following hours from Saturday 25th November:
Saturday 25th November Hall open to general public 10am to 4pm
Sunday 26th November Hall open to general public 10am to 4pm + Friends of Astley Hall Christmas Fair
From w/c 27th November – Sunday 17th December, the Hall will be open:
Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Friday: Closed to general public & open for Toddler/SEN Santa Grotto visits only
Saturday: Closed to general public & open for Santa Grotto visits only
Sunday: Closed to general public & open for Santa Grotto visits only
W/C: Monday 18th December:
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd December Hall open to general public 10am to 4pm
SPRING/SUMMER SEASON (April – August)
AUTUMN/WINTER (September – November)
*advance tour bookings must be made via email, enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org*
The Astley Hall museum shop opening hours are in line with those of the Hall
You will notice ticket prices are offered at a discounted rate for Chorley residents – you may be asked for proof of address.
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
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
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:
Contact: email@example.com for bookings and enquiries
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01257 515151.
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.
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 email@example.com.