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The Bacup Natural History Society & Museum was established in 1878, we have a

collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical

documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas. Our museum, displays various

domestic and military artefacts and we also hold one of the oldest flint & fossil

collections in Lancashire.

Fondly known locally as the “ Nat” we are situated at 24 Yorkshire Street, Bacup, once

the home of the Hare and Hounds, pub. From Easter to the end of October we open

every Tuesday afternoon 1.30 pm to 4 pm, Thursday night from 7.30 pm, and every

third Saturday in the month other times by  arrangement.

Visitors are welcome to come and use our new research and reference area where

they can get help with thier family or local history research, access online records or

view our original collection of old local  newspapers such as the Bacup Times, The

Bacup & Stacksteads Chronicle and  several issues of the Bacup Echo


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Opening Hours

 Every Tues 1.30 - 4pm

Every Thurs 7.30 - 10pm Every Third Sat of the Month 10 am - 2pm