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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.

November 2018

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 17th November @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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Rebel women – the fight for suffrage in Wigan and beyond!

Thursday, 22nd November @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Join the Museum of Wigan Life in commemorating the centenary of women over the age of 30 voting for the first time! A full itinerary of speakers has been scheduled for this day and special guest speaker Helen Pankhurst. Helen is the granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, one of the leaders of the suffrage movement. Talks will also focus on the history of suffrage in the Wigan Borough, Lancashire, and will feature film showings by Dr Ali Ronan. Speakers confirmed so…

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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 24th November @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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December 2018

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 1st December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 8th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 15th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 22nd December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 29th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
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