Bacup   Natural   History   Society   &  Museum All content Copyright of Bacup Natural History Society Home History Archives Past Members Gallery Lectures News School Visits Membership Shop Links Contact 24 Yorkshire Street, Bacup, former Hare & Hounds Pub. Entrance Hall, the clocking in clock once clocked in workers at the Little Engine Mill, Broadclough. Our bottle collection in the museum.

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historical documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas.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 fossil collections in Lancashire, along with Blodwen our bronze age


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

Bacup, once the home of the Hare and Hounds, pub. We are open every

Thursday night from 7.30 pm, 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.