What's on - Museums and archives

Details of museums and archives exhibitions and events.

Museum of Wigan Life are free unless otherwise stated.

Exhibitions and events

Ancient Egypt - as seen on BBC TV

Ancient Egyptian maskPermanent display
Price: Free

Our popular Ancient Egypt Rediscovered exhibition is now on permanent display.

Get up close and personal with ancient coffins, grave goods and a spectacular gold mask. This amazing collection covers over 3000 years of Egyptian history.

Child’s Play – A celebration of childhood

Date: On now - recurring event, every week until December.
Time: Please check for Museum opening hours
Price: Free

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era. A free interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian Life to present date through dress up, games and education.

Rebel women – the fight for suffrage in Wigan and beyond!

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018 – Museum of Wigan Life
Time: 10am – 5.30pm
Price: £12 for residents from Wigan Borough and £15 for everyone else. Lunch is included.

Booking is essential. Please email Wigan Museum to book your place or call 01942 828128.

Join the Museum of Wigan Life in commemorating the centenary of women over the age of 30 voting for the first time.

A full itinerary of speakers has been scheduled for this day including special guest speaker and granddaughter of Sylvia, Helen Pankhurst.

Yvonne Eckersley will be giving a talk on ‘50 years of women's suffrage in the Wigan Borough 1868-1918’. Other speakers confirmed so far are Marianne Howell, Dr. Ali Ronan and Sue Maiden.

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