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.

Chinese New Year

Date: Saturday 26th January 2019
Times:

  • 11am - 2pm - Free family activities at the museum
  • 11.30am - Martial Arts performance at the Grand Arcade
  • 12.30pm - Lion Dance at the Market Place
  • 1.30pm - Lion Dance and performance at the Museum of Wigan Life

Price: Free and no booking required.

Free family fun at Museum of Wigan Life. Join us for an extravaganza of free family fun as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Classroom with music, dancing, costume and craft. Watch the fabulous Chinese dancers throughout the town centre before a special finale at the museum.

Chinese New Year

Date: Sunday 27th January 2019
Time: 11am - 2pm

Come to the museum for a day packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft and costume. Try your hand at lantern making, calligraphy, paper cutting and then get dressed in traditional Chinese clothes.

Price: Free and no booking required.

Chinese celebrations

Date: Tuesday 19th February and Thursday 21st February 2019
Time: 12.30 - 2pm
Price: Free and no booking required

Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft and costume. Try your hand at lantern making, calligraphy, paper cutting and then get dressed in traditional Chinese clothes.

Free drop in sessions and no booking required.

With support from the Confucius Classroom, Wigan and Leigh College. For details call 01942 828128 or email Wigan Museum.

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