The Collections

The Borough’s museum collection has grown almost exclusively through donations of items by local people

We are always happy to discuss potential donations and to suggest other options if we are unable to accommodate them ourselves.

 

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Archaeology

Archaeology & Landscape

The lowlands of the lower Ribble valley have a history of settlement dating back to almost the end of the last ice age, and the Roman base at Walton-Le-Dale is of European significance.

The ffaringtons

The ffaringtons

The ffaringtons have been one of the districts leading families for 800 years. The local authority purchased their former home in 1950, and Worden Park is today one of our most popular attractions.

King Cotton

King Cotton

The textile trade had emerged as one of the regions major employers by 1750. Important developments were made locally and by 1913 it employed over 35,000 people. By 1990 it had gone.

20th Century Industry

20th Century Industry

After 1880 the development of the Leyland rubber and motor industries swept the future South Ribble into a second Industrial Revolution.

Cultural, Civic and Social History

Cultural, Civic and Social History

The museum has a number of small collections, reflecting many aspects of the regions heritage.

Photographic

Photography

This section, which is part of the Social History collection, includes a selection of photographs and moving image from the museums extensive archives.

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