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Chinese Celebrations Free February Half Term Activities

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Chinese Celebrations wigan FREE February Half-Term Activities Chinese Celebrations Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st February 12.30-2pm Museum of Wigan Life Free — no booking required Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft and costume. Try your hand at activities including lantern making, calligraphy, paper cutting, and then get dressed […]

Free

The Women who said yes Talk by Dr Ali Ronan

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

The Women who said ‘yes’! Thursday 14th March ,12.30pm – 1.30pm Museum of Wigan Life, £3.00 including tea/coffee The 17 women who stood for Parliament in the 1918 General Election. Join us for Dr Ali Ronan’s illustrated talk about these largely forgotten women who campaigned for women to be heard. You will hear about the […]

£3

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ […]

Titanic – The Childrens Story

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Thursday 4th April , 12.30pm – 1.45pm Museum of Wigan Life, £3.00 including tea/coffee Children of the Titanic Why did their brave families board the ship? What was life like for children on Titanic? Why did so many die in the cold water of the Atlantic? On cruise ships today, space for children is a […]

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ […]

Was the lady floating? The Murders by George Joseph Smith

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Was the lady floating? The Murders by George Joseph Smith Thursday 16th May , 1:30pm – 2:30pm Museum of Wigan Life, £3.00 including tea/coffee ‘1912-1914. George V is King, in a pre-war Britain which had enjoyed almost a century of peace and prosperity amidst the glory days of the Industrial Revolution. In a time of […]

£3

Courts, Crimes and Constables – talk by Marianne Howell

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Courts, Crimes and Constables Thursday 13th June , 12.30pm – 1.30pm Museum of Wigan Life, £3.00 including tea/coffee Join us for this well-illustrated talk by Marianne Howell on the history of crime and punishment through the ages. Starting with the Romans (what did the Romans ever do for us?) you will discover many intriguing and […]

£2.50

Peterloo 1819-2019

Wigan Life Centre The Wiend, Wigan

Peterloo 1819-2019 Mon 24th June, 1 - 2pm #WiganLibrary An illustrated lecture on the Peterloo massacre with Robert Poole; Author, Professor of History at UCLAN and Consultant Historian for the Peterloo 2019 programme Free to Book: wigan.library@wigan.gov.uk or 01942 827621

Free

Ballads and songs of Peterloo, with Dr Alison Morgan

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Free event - please note booking essential as limited places Ballads and Songs of Peterloo by Dr Alison Morgan is based on her unique collection of more than seventy poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in which eighteen […]

Free

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ […]

Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo talk by Yvonne Eckersley £3.00 including tea/coffee On 16th August 1819, 60,000 men, women and children from the Manchester area walked to St Peter’s Field in support of political reform. Within half an hour at least fifteen people sustained fatal injuries and many more were bludgeoned, maimed […]

£3

From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars – Talk by Ian Trumble

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars: 'A Victorian woman’s obsession with Ancient Egypt' Date: Thursday 19th September Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm Price: £3 - including tea/coffee 150 years ago, a young girl dreamed of visiting the land of the pharaohs. 20 years later she sailed the Nile, rode a donkey across the desert, and dined […]

£3

Pub Heritage Night

Swan & Railway Hotel 80 Wallgate, Wigan

Less than a week after re-opening, meet the new owner and licensees of the Swan and Railway and get an insight into the pubs rich heritage. Take a look around the pub which has been lovingly restored to its former glory. To complete the heritage theme, it’s also hoped to provide a selection of vintage […]

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ […]

Dead and Buried: Victorian Death Talk by Charlie Guy MA

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Date: Thursday 31st October Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm Price: £3 - including tea/coffee Join us on Halloween to dispel the dark myths of the Victorian dead and shine a light on some of the forgotten, outdated and downright creepy funerary practices, traditions and superstitions of the age. From booby-trapped coffins and body-snatchers to photography and […]

£3

A Concise History Of Coal Mining Talk by Alan Davies

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

A Concise History Of Coal Mining – From the formation of coal 300 million years ago to the recent end of deep mining. With reference to the industry nationally, from the use of coal around 1450BC in South Wales, but as much as possible focusing on the Lancashire Coalfield, first documented in 1294. Illustrated throughout […]

£3

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ […]

Talk with Joann Fletcher

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

We are thrilled to announce the fabulous Joann Fletcher will be giving a lecture on Monday 9th December! Join us for an evening of Lost Queens, Female Pharaohs and much more. The talk will cost £10 per person and will include a glass of wine throughout. If you are interested please make sure you book […]

£10

These Lancashire Women Are Witches In Politics: Witches Pike Making

Wigan STEAM Hope Street, The Galleries, Wigan

These Lancashire Women Are Witches In Politics explores how Leigh women from pre-Peterloo Reform Societies were portrayed as witches and beasts; repurposing this imagery to create art that empowers people with magical energy. Join the artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith in this secret evening meeting as they recreate the historical actions of women […]

Wigan Canal History Walk

Wigan Dry Dock 5 Waterside Drive, Wigan

Take a break and join us for a walk along the beautiful Wigan Flight in the company of Canal and River Trust volunteers! Starting at Wigan Dry Dock, with free parking available at Trencherfield Mill (by the big industrial fan), we will walk up to Top Lock accompanied by two lock keepers who have extensive […]

Free