Lancashire Links

History Websites for the whole of  Lancashire

Lancashire Past – this site !

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Lancashire Archaeological Society

Lancashire at War

Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Lancashire Local History Society

Lancashire Parish Register Society

Regional Heritage Society Lancaster University

University of Salford Archaeology

Friends of Real Lancashire


Local History &  Archaeology Websites,  Societies  and Museums

Greater Manchester – South Lancashire Regional Boroughs


Ainsworth Village History Society

Bury Archaeological Group

Bury Archives and Local History

Bury and District Local History Society

Holcombe Moor Heritage Group

Prestwich and Whitefield Heritage Society

Ramsbottom Heritage Society

Museums-  Bury Art Museum     Bury Transport Museum      Fusiliers Museum



Bolton Archaeological and Egyptology Society

Great Lever and Morris Green Local History Society

Halliwell Local History Society

Horwich Heritage

Westhoughton History Group

Museums- Bolton Museum        Bolton Steam Museum   Horwich Heritage Centre



Wigan Archaeological Society

Museums: Wigan Museum of Life      Astley Green Colliery Museum

Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine



Salford Local History Society

Museums: Salford Museum and Art Gallery



Museums-  Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester)

Museum of Science and Industry   Museum of Transport   People’s History Museum

Imperial War Museum North    Emmaus Heritage Centre

Pankhurst Centre     Gallery of Costume      Greater Manchester Police Museum


Middleton Archaeological Society

Whitworth Historical Society and Museum

Museums- Touchstones        Rochdale Pioneers Museum   Littleborough Coach House 

Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum  Ellenroad Engine House



Chadderton Historical Society

Museums-  Gallery Oldham    Saddleworth Museum and Gallery


Tameside Archaeological Society

Denton Local History Society

Museums- Portland Basin Museum   Museum of the Manchester Regiment 

Park Bridge Heritage Centre


Mellor Archaeological Trust

Museums- Stockport Museum    Hat Works   Avro Heritage Museum


South Trafford Archaeological Group


Lancashire Boroughs


Lytham Heritage Group

Fylde History Network

Poulton-le-Fylde Historical and Civic Society

Museums-  Lytham Heritage Centre    Farmer Parrs Museum and Heritage Centre



Wyre Archaeology Group

Garstang Historical Society

Museums-   Fleetwood Museum


Lancaster and District Heritage Group

Lancaster Archaeological and Historical Society

Mourholme Local History Society

Tatham History Society

Museums-  Lancaster City Museum   Lancaster Maritime Museum    Cottage Museum                      Heysham Heritage Association

Furness –  Lancashire North of the Sands

Museums- The Dock Museum


Preston and South Ribble

Leyland Historical Society

Longridge and District Historical Society

Preston Historical Society

Museums-   Harris Museum    Museum of Lancashire   South Ribble Museum

British Commercial Vehicle Museum   Lancashire Infantry Museum



Brindle Historical Society

Chorley Heritage Centre


Ribble Valley

Bowland Cave excavation

Chipping Local History Society

Clitheroe Civic Society

Museums-  Clitheroe Castle Museum     Ribchester Roman Museum


Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn Local History Society

Cotton Town website

Museums-   Blackburn Museum

Burnley and Hyndburn

Burnley Historical Society

The Briercliffe Society

Hapton Heritage Group

Hyndburn Local History Society

Museums-  Queen Street Mill Textile Museum   Hyndburn Heritage Centre Museum   Weavers Triangle


Pendle Forest History Group

Museums-    Pendle Heritage Centre   British in India Museum                                     Bancroft Mill Engine Trust


Rossendale Civic Trust

Bacup Township Heritage Initiative

Valley of Stone

Museums-  The Whitaker


West Lancashire,  Sefton and Merseyside

Liverpool History Society

Merseyside Archaeological Society

Mere Brow Local History Society

Ormskirk Historical society

Crosby Historical Society

Formby Civic Society

Knowsley Local History

North Meols Family History Society

Widnes  Historical Society

Wirral and West Lancashire Viking Research Page

Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society

Museums-   Museum of Liverpool   World Museum

Victoria Gallery and Museum                                   Merseyside Maritime Museum

Western Approaches : Liverpool War Museum    U Boat Story       The Atkinson

Port Sunlight Museum    Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Prescott Museum   Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre



Warrington History Society

Museums-  Warrington Museum

St Helens

Rainhill Trials

Museums-  North West Museum of Road Transport    World of Glass

Smithy Heritage Centre


Lancashire specialist sites

Roman Roads in Lancashire

Medieval Misercords in Lancashire

Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Society

The Victorian Society

Steam Heritage

Heritage Trust for the North West


Further Afield

Glossop and Longdale Archaeological Society