Wigan Archives and Local Studies

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Second Floor
Leigh Town Hall
Civic Square


01942 404 430




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Some records are held offsite at Wigan Local Studies at the Museum of Wigan Life Advanced notice will be needed to retrieve records from this external location. Please contact Wigan Archives Service to make an appointment

  • Saturday access by prior appointment is available at Wigan Local Studies at the Museum of Wigan Life from 11-3
  • Please note that access to Leigh Local Studies collections is now through the Archives searchroom at Leigh Town Hall
  • Information about their collections can be found on their website
  • ARCHON code: 132

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    Collections information

    Businesses (106)

    Organisations (354)

    Persons (80)

    Diaries (61)

    Families (25)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (45)


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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