Museum of Wigan Life, Wigan

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  • I remember when this wad Wigan library. I like the concept of a museum on local life but feel this museum could be improved upon to create a better attraction for the town.  more »
  • All the staff are helpful and you can learn alot about wigan great place to vist would want to go again  more »
  • I visited the reference library on the upper floor last week, to do some research into my Family Tree. My research was totally spoilt by the behaviour of some 'regular' researchers, who seemed to thin...  more »
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  • Nice to see the changing exhibit area but can only see it once maybe a push of twice while it's there, a lot if space is taken by permanent displays which have been there since it opened. Not much in the way of older kids to see/do. They really need to improve their lighting as it's dull & dismal inside. Lots of local history & lineage books upstairs, useful for anyone researching their family tree.
  • Enjoyed a one hour talk from an enthusiastic professor from Manchester University on Egyptian mummies, an interesting exhibition about various aspects of Wigan history and, on the top floor a library reading room where George Orwell researched and wrote the novel "The Road to Wigan Pier". Staff all friendly and welcoming. A limited but good shop on the ground floor. If I lived locally, I'm sure I would spend more time here. An excellent visit that exceeded my expectations.
  • Pleasantly surprised by what this museum had to offer. Considering it's free it's well worth checking out.
  • Nice, learn about the history of Wigan and surrounding areas. Lots of information crammed into a small place.
  • This place is a little hidden gem for those people that are curious about even the most obscure parts of Wigan history. It's got an amazing library upstairs with books, references and unique photographs/ drawings going back hundreds of years. There are great interactive displays for kids too. Not the largest and fanciest place in the world but everyone should visit once.
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