We also have a museum shop, where you can buy a number of interesting publications and souvenirs, covering both local history and other topics.

Amongst the current range of popular titles and best sellers is Mike Rothwell's excellent 'Whitworth's Industrial Heritage', which is now back in stock again. This is an A4 sized publication, covering many of the valley's former factories, mines and quarries. This publication is available from the shop whenever the museum is open, along with another similar publication by Mike covering the 'Industrial Heritage of Bacup & Stacksteads', and also our newly reprinted copies of 'Cowm The Valley That Died' by Joan Douglas, 'Whitworth Doctors' by Patricia Chisnall. Also, 'The Bacup Branch' by Tom Wray, 'Hallfold Congregational Chapel' by R.C. Scott B.A., and the newly reprinted 'Healey Dell' by Philip Blackshaw  New.

All can be bought or ordered from the museum shop, or you can e-mail us for more information by using the direct link HERE: (Alternatively: you can use sales 'at' whitworthhistoricalsociety.org.uk when entering it manually, but please replace the 'at' with an @ symbol. It is shown this way to prevent the spambots from harvesting it):


We also stock a good selection of gifts and souvenirs, all of which can be purchased in our shop.


Sadly no, but wouldn't it be great if it was. You can however have your very own replica Whitworth Station 'totem' fridge magnet, as we now have some of these for sale in the museum shop, along with others for Broadley, Facit, Shawforth, Britannia and Bacup Stations, and even further south to Shawclough & Broadley, Wardleworth and Rochdale Station. In fact you can now own your very own collection of all stations on the Bacup Branch Line if you should wish. Selling like the proverbial 'hot cakes', come along and get yours before they're all gone.

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