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Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery
Astley Park
Chorley

PR7 1NP
Contact
Telephone: 01257 515 555
Fax: 01257 515 556
Email: astleyhall@lineone.net

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Overview of collections

The fine and decorative art collections include a large collection of 18th century Creamware and also fine art and glassware both ranging from pre-1700 to the 20th century. There is also a range of costume (particularly ladies garments) and social history material including the first Rugby League Cup and the contents of a clog maker's workshop.

Overview of how collections are displayed

17th century furniture and interiors, fine and decorative art. The majority of portraits of families connected to the Hall are on display in the period rooms. There is also a temporary exhibition programme.

Star Objects at this location

Tatton collection of Creamware; 'Moonlight Voyage' by Paul Nash; 'Devastation' by Graham Sutherland.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Includes a collection of horse brasses.
Archaeology Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
A small collection of mainly Bronze Age urns, lithics and pottery sherds excavated from a burial site close to Astley...
Archives Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Relatively small archive collection of material connected to the Hall, to Chorley TSB and to Chorley Rural District C...
Arms & Armour Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Items relating mainly to the 1914-1918 War including cap badges, Books of Remembrance, several W.W.I uniforms and an ...
Biology Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
There is a small group of animal specimens (used in the kitchen display), a small herbarium of 135 specimens and a si...
Costume & Textile Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
The Textile Collection features civic clothing (mayoral robes) and military items (4 brass band uniforms). It mostly...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Comprises a large collection of furniture of the 17th-19th centuries, mainly acquired as part of the R A Tatton Beque...
Fine Art Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
The majority of the fine art collection was acquired as part of the Reginald Tatton Bequest in 1922 and the main part...
Medals Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Military medals (mostly W.W.I).
Oral History Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
Oral history recordings made as part of a local history community project in the 1980s.
Social History Collection (Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery)
The social history collection is generally small but covers a wide range of subjects and includes items such as the f...

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