Wigan Museum of Life

Visited on 25th July

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The Museum of Wigan Life is a public museum and local history resource centre in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Formerly Wigan Library and later the History Shop, it is most noted as the library where George Orwell researched his book The Road to Wigan Pier in 1936

Address: Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1NU

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am -5pm

Saturday 11am -3pm

Closed Wednesdaysand Sundays.

Telephone: 01942 828128

Entry is free and photography is allowed.

Website http://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Museums-archives/Museum-of-Wigan-Life/visiting-the-museum.aspx

Ancient Egypt Rediscovered

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Exhibition runs from: 18th July 2015 — 18th June 2016

The Land of the Pharaohs comes to Wigan in this exciting exhibition exploring the death rituals, daily life and religious beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. There are ancient coffins, burial masks, statues of the gods and a spectacular gold mask. This amazing collection covers over 3,000 years of Egyptian history.

TV Screens fast forward you  to the 21st century to discover how new science is revealing more about these objects and helping us to conserve them for the future.

Tour details: http://www.wiganeventsguide.com/event/ancient-egypt-rediscovered-exhibition/2015-09-18/

The Golden Mask, probably of a minor royal, 18th Dynasty. The wooden mask is covered in gold leaf and the eyes are inlaid with copper and made from Obsidian (volcanic glass).

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Other exhibits:

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