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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Management response:Responded 5 May 2017
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit! look forward to seeing you again soon.