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    Archives: Wigan & Leigh

    Explore hundreds of years of local history in the Archives in Leigh Town Hall

    Our amazing new family-friendly exhibition at Leigh Town Hall showcases the astonishing stories that make up the local history of the borough. Come and explore stories from around the borough with us... Get an insight into the day-to-day with Miss Weeton’s diaries of Wigan life…
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    Archives: Wigan & Leigh
    Address
    Leigh Town HallLeighWN7 1DY
    Telephone
    01942404430

    Astley Green Colliery Museum

    On the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries, lies the picturesque village of Astley Green. In the heart of the village stands Astley Green Colliery Museum which houses Lancashire's only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now have…
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    Red Rose Steam Society
    Address
    Astley Green Colliery MuseumTyldesleyMANCHESTERM29 7JB

    Home delivery - Books and more

    We know that some of our customers are housebound and so may be unable to access the library service. To help these customers we are now working in partnership with Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link to offer the ‘Books and more’ service. If you’re interested…
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    Leigh Library
    Address
    Civic SquareLeighLancashireWN7 1EB

    Libraries in the Wigan Borough

    Libraries in the borough of Wigan can offer you a wide range of services to meet both your educational and leisure needs.

    In all libraries you will find a huge selection of books on all kinds of subjects, as well as compact discs, videos, talking books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and FREE use of the internet computers. Libraries are free to join Below is a list of all the…

    Museum of Wigan Life

    Open everyday apart from Sundays and Wednesdays

    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. For full details please select the website below.  
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    Library StreetWIGANWN1 1NU

    Trencherfield Mill Engine

    Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built over 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering.

    Churning out a massive 2,500 horse power to feed the ever hungry machinery of Trencherfield Mill, it played an instrumental role in Wigan’s industrial development. For full information including opening times and cost please select the link below.
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    Wigan Pier Quarter
    Address
    Heritage WayWiganWIGANLANCASHIREWN3 4EF

    The Turnpike

    The Turnpike offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to get involved in creative activities. From toddlers to teenagers and everything in between, we provide artist-led workshops and projects which are designed to develop skills, confidence and knowledge. To find out whats…
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    The Turnpike
    Address
    Market StreetLeighWN7 1EB

    What's On - Libraries

    Here you can find out what is happing at all your local libraries, from arts and crafts, rhyme time to reading groups there is something for everyone.

    Select the link provided to find out more.
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