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The Museum of Wigan Life

The Museum of Wigan Life

Discover the people and places of Wigan borough, past and present at the Museum of Wigan Life. Lively displays cover everything from sport to world war and from music to festivals in Wigan, Leigh and across the borough. Do you know the tale of Mab’s Cross? Who is our most famous ukulele player? And why is Wigan so famous for pies? You’ll find all the answers and more in the gallery.

Special exhibitions and events explore unique aspects of local history from Rugby League to the mysterious sport of clog fighting. Delve into your family history and find out more about the area with historic documents, maps and photographs upstairs in Local Studies. Or simply sit back and enjoy the fabulous architecture of this Grade II listed building.

Opening times
Mondays: 10am - 5pm
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays: Closed
Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 11am - 3pm
Sundays: Closed

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Location Details

Library Street

Visit Website01942 828128

Find nearest transport on map:Help 0.16 miles 0.29 miles 12.69 miles 18.86 miles

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