PLB : Museum of Wigan Life- Creative design and consultancy for cultural and natural heritage

Museum of Wigan Life, Exhibition Design and Build

Client: Wigan Culture & Leisure Trust and Wigan Borough Council
Location: Wigan
Value: £90,000
Date: 2008 - 2010

The Brief:

  • PLB previously undertook an audience development plan for the former Wigan History Shop which supported a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.
  • Subsequently PLB were selected to create and implement an interpretive scheme for the revamped 'Museum of Wigan Life'.

Our Solutions:

  • A new exhibition which explores Wigan unity, pride and identity through objects and interaction, providing a focal point for community-created exhibitions in a changing display space.

The Result:

  • The new museum had over 800 visitors on the opening day.


“The new museum has a key role to play in the life of the Borough, giving local people the chance to explore and contribute to Wigan’s fascinating story.“

Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West


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