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collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical
documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas.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
Help Us Keep Bacup’s Heritage Alive
The Nat has recently signed up to Give As You Live.
You can help raise much needed funds for us by simply shopping
online at your favourite stores.
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heart. You can shop for products from thousands of leading online
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Don't forget, a percentage of every purchase you make will be
donated to The Nat.
Every Tues 1.30 - 4pm
Every Thurs 7.30 - 10pm
Every Third Sat of the Month 10 am - 2pm