Lancashire County Council have announced their plan to invest £1.5 million into Chorley’s Astley Hall.
The news was announced earlier this week, with Chorley Council seeking to improve the front of the building, wanting a revamp of the visitor route and hoping the creation of a museum shop can stimulate more revenue.
Astley Hall is a Grade 1 Listed property and will close to the public in September 2020. Lancashire County Council are hoping the revamp will help preserve it for future generations.
Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Town Council, said; “Astley Hall is a major part of our history, so it is vital that we invest to preserve it for future generations.”
“Renovations like this not only help to discover more about the hall’s history which is exciting.”
Astley Hall is well-known for it’s family portraits and painted ceiling. It’s currently closed for it’s annual dark period which takes place during the Winter.
Lancashire County Council are planning to re-open for Easter throughout September 2020 and then will close for renovations.