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Eco-a-go-go at Museum of Wigan Life
Tuesday 19th April, 2011

Eco awareness and fun recycling games will be the 'picking' order of the day at the Museum of Wigan Life over the summer.

Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and the Council’s Places Directorate are hoping to sow the “Seed of Change” with an exciting new exhibition.

Visitors can learn all about the borough’s industrial heritage and how the area has been regenerated in recent years, and can try theirhand at brass rubbings at the wide ranging and lively ‘Seeds of Change’ show.

Jenny Broadbent from Wigan Leisure and Culture Tust said: “History is fun and absolutely relevant. Our family friendly exhibition about heritage and the environment is a great way to learn by doing things hands on.”

Visitors to the exhibition can explore the borough’s environment from the formation of coal, through the industrial revolution, decline and modern regeneration. There’s a chance to create fossil rubbings and play eco awareness games including a fun recycling sorting activity from the council’s waste management team.

The park at the centre of our borough – Greenheart – is represented with a lively whistle-stop tour of sites from Haigh Hall to Pennington Flash, plus opportunity for a close-up look at the wildlife of the borough. Greenheart itself offers accessible walking for the able and less able bodied, as well as a highly connected set of routes for cyclists and equestrians, including newly renovated towpath routes along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Residents from Stubshaw Cross in Ashton, who have created an impressive and award-winning walled heritage garden on Bolton Road, will be showing off their landmark project. The exhibition will feature examples of their work and images by a local photographer of the progress of the garden from start to finish.

The exhibition opens on Saturday April 23 and runs until Tuesday August 30. Also on April 23, the ‘Celebrate: St George and the Royal Wedding Super Saturday’ event. Both activities are free and ideal for families.
  • For more information call 01942 828128.
  • The Museum of Wigan Life will be closed on Bank Holidays but is open 10am – 5pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am – 8pm on Thursdays, 10am – 5pm on Fridays and 11am – 3pm on Saturdays.

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