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I visited a few years ago, there were many finds here, including some Roman finds and histories... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Lovely impromptu family visit

After swimming we thought we’d take the boys for a look around the museum. It was quiet clean and... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
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Welcome to the Museum of Wigan Life. The museum is Wigan's hidden gem with collections covering the whole history of the Borough and beyond. Our Ancient Egyptian exhibition has recently been featured on BBC 2's Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher...more
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Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited a few years ago, there were many finds here, including some Roman finds and histories discovered, such as old roads relating to Wigan and old army finds. On the top floor is also a lovely little library of old tombs and ancestry searching...More

1  Thank Marishious
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant and very helpful staff. There is always something to delight and interest you in this excellent museum.

1  Thank Bikerdave117
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

After swimming we thought we’d take the boys for a look around the museum. It was quiet clean and there’s some beautiful and amazing exhibits on display. It’s well worth a visit and it definitely makes you reminisce and remember the older days . Some...More

1  Thank natwin333
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

All the staff are helpful and you can learn alot about wigan great place to vist would want to go again

1  Thank TrixteH
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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 think that they owned the place, and conversed and laughed loudly...More

2  Thank Almondson
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I took my grandaughter to the museum and we both thourerly enjoyed it finding out all about what happened and how we lived years ago looking at toys our mothers made for us as we hadnt much money to buy toys and samples of chocolates...More

3  Thank susit22
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We found the staff to be very condescending and rude, in fact Wigan overall was a big disappointment. The museum, unless you are interested in the reading room upstairs (which is a lovely room to have a look at) , had little to offer. Okay...More

3  Thank Tasjan
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lovely little museum (free) and punching above its weight with a well displayed small but interesting Egyptian Collection. Nice little shop.

1  Thank Rhi3
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On a Mayoral tour of Wigan by most of the Greater Manchester Mayors, we were taken to the Museum of Wigan Life and given a guided tour by the curator. As an "outsider" from Stockport, I had no idea of the richness of Wigan's history...More

3  Thank Dr_Chris_Gordon
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit! look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 5pm Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 10am - 5pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 11am - 3pm Sunday: Closed