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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 and world war to music and festivals in Wigan, Leigh and across the borough.
The Museum of Wigan Life is housed in Wiganís first public library and first public building with electric lighting. Alfred Waterhouse designed the building, which opened in 1878 and also designed the Natural History Museum in London and Manchester town hall. In 1936 George Orwell researched his book 'The Road to Wigan Pier' in the Reference Library (now Family History and Local Studies) upstairs.
You can delve into your own family history and local area in our dedicated department upstairs at the museum. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help and advise.
Venue contact details and info
Name: The Museum Of Wigan Life
Phone: 01942 828128
Type of venue: Gallery
Address: Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/76150/
Opening hours: Monday / Tuesday/ Thursday / Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm, Wednesday and Sunday closed.
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