Museum of Wigan Life, Wigan, Marylebone

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Museum of Wigan Life

The Museum is a Grade II listed building designed by Alfred Waterhouse that opened in 1878 as the town’s firrst public library. A Heritage Lottery Fund award of £1.9M refurbished the Museum which re-opened in April 2010.

Our Borough Exhibition
The permanent exhibition ‘Our Borough’ explores local heritage including food, sport, customs, the World Wars and the achievements of local people.

Local Studies and Family History
In the Taylor Gallery on the first floor is the local studies area, holding original documents and maps and reference books, open to all visitors.

Resources include:
microfilm and readers
free access to
archival maps

Call 01942 828020 to book a microfilm reader or computer session

Temporary Exhibitions and Events
Visit our website to see details of temporary exhibitions and events, including school holiday and other family friendly events.

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    Museum of Wigan Life - Wigan, Marylebone - WN1 

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    Library Street, Wigan
    WN1 Wigan, Marylebone

    Opening hours

    Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday 10.00am - 8.00pm, Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 11.00am - 3.00pm, Sunday CLOSED


    01942 828128

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