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A District Association of The Camping and Caravanning Club
Astley Green Colliery
Higher Green lane, Astley. M29 7JB
Map ref: 109/703997
From M6 Junction 23 take A580
At Greyhound pub roundabout in approx 5m keep on A580.
At next t-lights turn right SP Higher Green into Higher Green lane, turn left in approx. 500 yds
(just after village green and before white building).
Go through gates to site.
Alt route take A580 from Manchester, approx 1m after A570 junction turn left at t-lights down Higher Green Lane.
Look at the location with Streetmap
Mining Museum on site see http://www.agcm.org.uk.
Pennington Flash link
Also convenient for World of Glass and Transport Museums at St Helens.
2 Pubs, Pub Meals, Chinese takeaway/fish & chips and canal walks nearby.
Social in Cabin Saturday evening
pictures around Astley Green Colliery Museum taken April 2012
by Richard Knisely-Marpole
Winding engine with four cylinders in twin tandem compound arrangement developed nearly 2.5 Mega Watts at 58 rpm.
Grade 2 Listed Head Gear
View from winding house door
Go to Astley Green Colliery to see industrial heritage and you won't be disappointed. The site is gradually getting tidied up and there are more small exhibits to see, which have been restored and painted. If you want more of the same, why not visit nearby St Helens where there is the excellent “World of Glass” museum. This is housed in a modern building near the town centre adjacent to the canal and the site of one of Pilkington’s old glass making furnaces. Old Victorian tunnels which fed the furnace can be explored. These had been long forgotten but were unearthed during nearby building works and have now been restored. As well as explanations of the developments in glass making there are glass blowing demonstrations and a mirror maze for the kids. We had a very interesting visit on a rainy Saturday afternoon – adjacent parking is free but there is an admission to the museum. See the website at www.worldofglass.com Also at St Helens is the North West Museum of Road Transport. We have not been to this one but it looks a good idea for a rainy Saturday or Sunday in October. See their website www.hallstreetdepot.info It houses an extensive collection of vintage buses, British trolleybuses and classic cars and has recently been refurbished. Graham and Linda