“History of Chorley in Lancashire” Exhibition

If Chorley’s heritage means something to you, come and visit the Chorley Heritage Centre in Astley Hall Farmhouse! Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and at weekends from 12 noon - 3.30 p.m., the Chorley Heritage Centre’s exhibitions focus on different aspects of Chorley life. This time, in the “History of Chorley in Lancashire” exhibition, a permanent section has been created tracing the development of Chorley from the Bronze Age onwards. The exhibition’s display cabinets focus on cotton, coal, Chorley’s churches, and local memorabilia. Chorley Heritage Centre volunteers also work with local schools, UCLan, and other community groups, and record oral history to preserve memories of Chorley life from past years. The Chorley Heritage Centre is indebted to Chorley Council for its present home, but: * The upstairs gallery of Astley Hall Farmhouse is not accessible to all visitors because there is no disabled access. * There is no storage for the Heritage Centre’s growing collections of resources important to Chorley. * At some point, the Farmhouse may be required for other Council purposes; therefore the Committee continues to look for permanent premises. The Heritage Centre welcomes new interest, support and active membership. Please make a contact through this website, and get involved!

“History of Chorley in Lancashire” Exhibition