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The Galleries Shopping Centre

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On its fèet

It is a shame about the galleries as in my opinion it is a much nicer looking centre to the grand... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
via mobile
Half empty

There are still a few good shops downstairs but upstairs is pretty much empty now. Worse since... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Hannah S
via mobile
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26 Sep 2018
“On its fèet”
4 Aug 2018
“Half empty ”
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

It is a shame about the galleries as in my opinion it is a much nicer looking centre to the grand arcade. More airy and pleasing on the eye but half empty. Answers on a a postcard to Wigan council.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

There are still a few good shops downstairs but upstairs is pretty much empty now. Worse since Argos has gone

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Galleries Shopping centre has very little to offer shoppers nowadays. It is practically empty. Most of the shops have moved to the grand arcade making the Galleries a ghost town. Not sure what the future holds for this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It is a shame what has happened to the Galleries over the years, especially with shops like 'Ethnic Emporium' and 'Ryman's Stationary' closing and moving, and the council not advertising this or Wigan market at all... This said, there are still little treasures to had....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Marishious
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

what a shock to see the galleries arcade in wigan totally empty i feel so sorry for the staff and companies who are trying to make a living . very disappointing and soul searching

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank josephhaley6
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This shopping centre has suffered badly since the Grand Arcade opened. Most of the shops that were here have either relocated to the Grand Arcade of have closed all together. Time for the town planners to have another look at how to revitalise a once...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The overall content of shops are very limited, but would venture to suggest, A Flagship Shopping Centre in its Time. Having read previous reviews for this place, thought I would check it out for myself. Pleasently surprised. Why? A little cafe called "Country Larder Cafe"....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

now don't get me wrong there is some good shops to see in here but they are dwindling and few and far between. I think now as ive seen it yesterday there was more shops empty than open and I know of a entire section...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank michaelinman11
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I believe that this arcade along with the shops and market square at the rear were built in 1987 ish according to dates on the buildings, it amazes me that large towns like Wigan allow huge new developments when existing shop areas are already struggling,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Sums up Wigan shopping centre, dying on its feet. At a loss why council approved the grand arcade when we already had the Galleries. Shops just relocated and left the Galleries deserted. In my opinion the Galleries in terms of looks is a far more...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank ian_dempster
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Julie T
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Dependant on which side of standishgate the Main Street with m and s on. It's either down or uphill. The bus station is being renovated so most buses terminate near wall gate railway station so in that case you'll walk... More