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Open house at Haigh and the Pier
Tuesday 6th September, 2005

Open house at Haigh and the Pier
Fred Talbot at Wigan Pier today, with Georgina Bentley and Sarah Challender.

Two of Wigan's top attractions are throwing open their doors this week as part of a national celebration of the country's heritage.

Wigan Pier and Haigh Hall are taking part in Heritage Open Days, a national scheme celebrating England's architecture and culture through free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission.

Entrance to The Way We Were museum at Wigan Pier is free this Sunday, 11th September, between 11am and 5pm, while a peek at the awesome Trencherfield Mill engine will cost just 2.50.

Haigh Hall is offering two free tours of the historic hall on Thursday evening, 8th September, starting at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Numbers are limited and so booking is essential by ringing 01942 832895.

The Heritage Open Days programme is being organised by the Civic Trust in partnership with English Heritage, and locally by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT).

Georgina Bentley, Marketing Operations Manager for WLCT, said: "We know that many locals have still not been round the Way We Were, so this is their chance to see it for free. Haigh Hall isn't generally open to the public, so this is an opportuity to find out more about one of our most historic buildings."

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