Wigan Archives and Local Studies

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Turnpike Centre

Civic Square

Market Street

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Telephone: 01942 404 430

Email: archives@wigan.gov.uk

Open: Monday-Wednesday 9-2, Thursday-Friday 12-5

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The Archives have temporarily moved to the Turnpike Centre (Leigh Library) until Winter 2020, while their main location at the Town Hall undergoes refurbishment

  • 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 9-2 - please contact them at least seven working days in advance and they will arrange for material to be made available - please be aware that it may not be possible to make all collections available to view
  • Information about their collections can be found on their website
  • ARCHON code: 132

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    Collections information

    Businesses (107)

    Organisations (358)

    Persons (84)

    Diaries (59)

    Families (26)

    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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