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The Fire Within ICONS

Explore iconic people and unique stories from Wigan’s magnificent heritage in The Fire Within ICONS exhibition.

Discover how a man born in Wigan ended slavery in Egypt.

Experience paintings created in Wigan acclaimed to be some of the greatest of the 20th Century.

Discover the ground breaking science by a woman born in Leigh who is now worshipped as a Goddess of the Sea in Japan.

Be inspired by the famous author who wrote about Wigan’s struggle for liberation from the constrictions of class.