Horwich Heritage Centre
The Resource Centre
Beaumont Road
(off Longworth Road)

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 2-4

Saturday 10-12.30

(Please note we are not open any other morning)

Full disabled access and toilet facilities

(Openings at other times for group
visits by arrangment. Contact The Editor.)

Click here for a map showing the location of the Centre


The Heritage Centre is the permanent home of Horwich Heritage and a permanent exhibition is on display there for viewing by the general public on the above days and times.

There are several exhibition areas in the new Centre, one of them being Horwich Loco Works, which includes a three-quarter scale model of a locomotive footplate. Other areas include a Victorian kitchen, local industry, World War 2 and transport. Newer parts of the exhibition include a reconstruction of the entrance to Wilderswood Mine, the actual Fall Birch Tollgate post and The Way We Were display with artefacts from the beginning to the middle of the 20th Century.


There are also temporary exhibitions from time to time, often following on from special Open Days.

The Heritage Centre has many videos, CD's and DVD's of local and railway interest and these can be viewed by visitors on request in addition to the Introductory DVD. Some of the videos and DVD's are on sale in the shop, or can be ordered through the website.

The Centre is receiving an increasing number of requests for family history material. In response to this several members have helped to produce 2CD's of Holy Trinity records (see Publications page) and help is available at the Centre. You may also like to contact Bolton Family History Society.
The Family History Group's latest project involves recording all the war memorials in Horwich and trying to find information, through newspapers, census etc., about all those who are mentioned. It is hoped that this will result in a CD or publication.