Wigan Archives and Local Studies

Public search room closure (at Leigh Town Hall) - from Mon 6th August 2018 →
Following a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to create new archive facilities, the current public search room based at Leigh Town Hall will be closed from Monday 6th August 2018.

A limited service for the Wigan Archives and Leigh Local Studies will be available from Monday 6 August until the end of November from its Wigan base at the Museum of Wigan Life. From early December the public search room and the archives team will be based at Leigh Library until the new facility is re-opened in Leigh Town Hall. 

Whilst the service is temporarily closed, all local and family history enquiries should be made to heritage@wigan.gov.uk or 01942 828020. Unfortunately we will not be able to answer queries requiring access to Wigan Archives and Leigh Local Studies collections until the service reopens in early December and apologise for any inconvenience.

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