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The Bacup Natural History Society is unique. Known locally as 'The Nats', it is part of the fabric of the Rossendale Valley. It has a Victorian museum containing an array of unusual objects including the bones of a skeleton known affectionately as 'Blodwen'.
"The Bacup Natural History Society was formed in 1878. The work of the society is carried out by a group of volunteers. The Museum contains collections of domestic, industrial, religious and military artefacts. There is so much to be seen that only a visit can adequately describe it. The Library has a collection of around 2000 books and copies of Bacup newspapers dating from 1863.
Maps of Bacup are also available for research. A collection of some 4000 photographs of 'old' Bacup and its mills, houses, farms, churches etc are filed in the library."
Many of the photos can now be seen online at and further information about the Society and its activities can be read at Please note that images are NOT for sale on this site contact the for further information.

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