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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

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 […]

Free

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

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 […]

Free

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

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 […]

Free

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

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 […]

Free

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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

Nick Sharratt

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Acclaimed children's author and illustrator, Nick Sharratt, will be joining us at Wigan Library on Saturday 26th October from 10am to 11am. Numbers are limited and strictly by invitation only. We will be putting invitations inside 30 of Nick's You Choose books and we will be hiding these books in parks across the borough to […]

Free

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

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

Chinese New Year

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Join us for an extravaganza of FREE family fun as we celebrate Chinese New Year with music, dancing, calligraphy, Tea ceremony, Chinese traditional costume and craft. FREE - No booking required

February Half Term – Chinese New Year

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft activities. Join us for painting, calligraphy, Kungfu for children, Chinese tea ceremony and dressing up in beautiful traditional costume. FREE no booking required

Free

February Half Term – Chinese New Year

Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan

Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft activities. Join us for painting, calligraphy, Kungfu for children, Chinese tea ceremony and dressing up in beautiful traditional costume. FREE no booking required

Free