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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Standish Relics
Date: 6th June 2017
Details:  Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Standish Relics by John Nicholls MBE
Tuesday 6th June
11am - 12noon
Museum of Wigan Life
£2.50 per person (incl. tea/coffee)

Eighteenth century Lancashire was a hotbed of support for Bonnie Prince Charlie, the ‘Old Pretender’ and the Jacobite cause. The Standish Case contains Jacobite and Royal Stuart relics given to Ralph Standish by Bonnie Prince Charlie when he visited Standish Hall in the 1740s. Ralph’s passion for the 'King over the Water', which made him risk his life in the 1715 Jacobite Rising, still survives in this collection of remarkable objects cherished by generations of the Standish family. Share in the discovery as owner John tells the story of this rare survival from Lancashire, never seen in public before its display at the museum and of national importance.

Places are limited so booking is essential on (01942) 828128 or wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk.
Venue:  Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU.
Website:  Click to visit

The Douglas Navigation by Mike Clarke
Date: 20th June 2017
Details:  The Douglas Navigation by Mike Clarke
Tuesday 20th June
12 noon – 1pm
Museum of Wigan Life
£2.50 per person (incl. tea/coffee)

Back by popular demand Mike Clarke looks at the story of Wigan’s River Douglas as it was turned from a natural waterway into an industrial highway. The Douglas Navigation was authorised in 1720 and finally opened in 1742 before it was closed in 1781. Find out more about this important part of our industrial heritage.

Places are limited so booking is essential on (01942) 828128 or wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk.
Venue:  Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU.
Website:  Click to visit

Passchendaele and the First World War
Date: 6th July 2017
Details:  Passchendaele and the First World War by Colonel Glover
Thursday 6th July
12noon – 1.15pm
Museum of Wigan Life
£2.50 per person (incl. tea/coffee)

July 2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, an event made infamous by the mud and slaughter faced by troops on both sides during the First World War. After three months of fighting, causalities numbered 325,000 for the Allies and 260,000 for the Germans. The huge loss of life for limited gains continues to make this major battle controversial today. Why did the battle take place? How was it fought? What was the reality on the ground? Find out more about the military context of this battle and the conditions for those who lived and died through it.

Places are limited so booking is essential on (01942) 828128 or wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk.
Venue:  Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU.
Website:  Click to visit

Animal Mummies Uncovered
Date: 13th January 2018
Details:  Animal Mummies Uncovered
Saturday 29th April 2017 - January 2018
Free exhibition

A fascinating, myth-busting new exhibition looking at Ancient Egyptian animal mummies which were prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. This nationally touring exhibition features mummified animal specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds. Explore the recreated subterranean catacomb and discover more about the Ancient Egyptians. Then try the latest science to learn more about the subject! On tour from Manchester Museum. Open now until January 2018!
Venue:  Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU.
Website:  Click to visit

 
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