Archives: Wigan & Leigh care for the archives of Wigan Borough. We are located in Leigh Town Hall, where we have an amazing interactive exhibition on local history, with lots of hands on activitie...

Archives: Wigan & Leigh
Leigh Town Hall, Leigh WN7 1DY
Leigh

Archives: Wigan & Leigh


Archives: Wigan & Leigh care for the archives of Wigan Borough. We are located in Leigh Town Hall, where we have an amazing interactive exhibition on local history, with lots of hands on activities for you to learn more about our collection. 

Find us at...

  • Archives: Wigan & Leigh
  • Leigh Town Hall
  • Leigh
  • WN7 1DY

Our family-friendly offer

The archives exhibition in Leigh Town Hall uses hands on activities to help families explore their local history. Fancy trying out a new hairdo courtesy of local legend Jesse the Cropper? Or why not try your hand at running a successful mining business? You can do it all in our Exhibitions!

The Archives also host regular family event days, just check out our What's On Page.


Accessibility

Step free access is available throughout Leigh Town Hall, with the archives searchroom and exhibition being located on the ground floor. Disabled parking is available on the car park next to the town hall. 

Some audio pieces are used in the exhibition, please see our 'Autism Friendly Guide' on our website for more information where these are located. 

 


Our At-Home Activities

  • Old Fashioned Games

    Kids just wanna have fun! Whether you were a child 500 years ago or 50 years ago, children have always found ways to play games. Our online tutorials show you how to play a variety of historical games...

    3 - 11 years
    Age Friendly
  • Baking from the Archives

    We've scoured the archives to bring you some delicious recipes from days gone by. Get your baking trays and mixing bowls out and test some of our tasty treats. 

    4 - 16 years

Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • FREE
    Leigh

    Archives Explorers Treasure Hunt

    26-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2021
    Archives: Wigan & Leigh

    Drop in to the archives in Leigh Town Hall for a challenge and a chance to explore the amazing archives collection in Leigh Town Hall

    3 - 13 years
    2021-10-26T10:00:00Z 2021-10-30T16:00:00Z

    Drop in to the archives in Leigh Town Hall for a challenge and a chance to explore the amazing archives collection in Leigh Town Hall

    Archives Explorers Treasure Hunt
    Archives: Wigan & Leigh, Leigh Town Hall WN7 1DY
  • FREE
    Leigh

    Archives Explorers Treasure Hunt

    26-Oct-2021 - 30-Oct-2021
    Archives: Wigan & Leigh

    Drop in to the archives in Leigh Town Hall for a challenge and a chance to explore the amazing archives collection in Leigh Town Hall

    3 - 13 years
    2021-10-26T10:00:00Z 2021-10-30T16:00:00Z

    Drop in to the archives in Leigh Town Hall for a challenge and a chance to explore the amazing archives collection in Leigh Town Hall

    Archives Explorers Treasure Hunt
    Archives: Wigan & Leigh, Leigh Town Hall WN7 1DY
  • FREE
    Leigh

    Lego landscapes Building

    27-Oct-2021 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM
    Leigh Town Hall

    Archives: Wigan & Leigh will be bringing their collection showing the history of Leigh as a hub of innovation, come along and join us and create your own masterpieces. 

    2 - 15 years
    2021-10-27T10:00:00Z 2021-10-27T16:00:00Z

    Archives: Wigan & Leigh will be bringing their collection showing the history of Leigh as a hub of innovation, come along and join us and create your own masterpieces. 

    Lego landscapes Building
    Leigh Town Hall, WN7 1DY

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