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Opening Hours

Due to the Coronavirus we will be

closed for the foreseeable future.

Facebook Join our new Facebook Group Bacup Natural History Society & Museum This year the Nat celebrates140 years of being a society having been established in 1878. To mark this occasion we invite you to share with us your photographs, memories and knowledge of Old Bacup and Stacksteads, thereby creating an archive of this amazing town's history and people.


For opening times outside our scheduled hours or for group visits please contact us by using the above link.
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Society & Museum was established in 1878, we have a collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas.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 September 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
Bacup Natural History Society & Museum
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. https://www.giveasyoulive.com/howitworks Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website with a heart. You can shop for products from thousands of leading online retailers; use our price comparison tool to ensure you get the best price and even save money by using the exclusive offers and deals available on our site.Don't forget, a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to  The Nat.

Our Location

We are situated at 24 Yorkshire Street Bacup, OL13 9AE 
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