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Museum of Wigan Life

Discover the people and places of Wigan Borough both past and present at the Museum of Wigan Life.

We have lively displays on everything from sport, Romans and World War 2 to music and festivals in Wigan, Leigh and across the borough.

The Museum of Wigan Life especially welcomes families. Trails for children age 7-11 are available on reception and the special exhibition has children’s activities. There is a baby changing facility on the ground floor in the accessible toilet.

August 2019

Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo

Friday, 16th August @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

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 or crushed by horses. Join Yvonne on the 200th anniversary of the massacre to hear the story of how Wigan and Leigh radicals protested in…

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