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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.


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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. 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.

Opening Hours

 Every Tues from Easter Until End of October 1.30 - 4pm

Every Thurs 7.30 - 10pm Every Third Sat of the Month 10 am - 2pm Here at the NAT , we are fast approaching the end of our financial year which focuses our attention on the huge importance of the contributions made by our members around this time. Please see our Membership page for ways in which you can help us.  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.
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