Wigan U3A

Wigan U3A (University of the Third Age) is a local branch of a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.
It's all voluntary and membership lead covering many interests areas.

U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.

If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age - it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or try something new.

The membership meet up regularly for coffee mornings and activity sessions covering subjects like crafting, gardening, fishing , local history and lots more.

For a full list of upcoming events and a schedule of group sessions check out Wigan U3A on Facebook.

Contact Information

Email: members.wiganu3a@gmail.com

Telephone: None provided

Website: Visit


The Edge

Southgate (Off Pottery Road)



Pricing Information

Free Services: Paid

Wigan U3A charge an annual membership fee of £15.00 In addition the costs for individual groups and activities are pass on to those taking part, but many activities are free.


Ian Hughes
Wigan U3A Committee Member
07776 029 539

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Additional Information

Staff DBS Checked? No

Type of Group: Community Group

CQC Registered? No

Transport Available No

Personal support? No

Transport Information

Areas of Interest

Art Group Badminton Baking Befriending Bird Watching Board games Book Club Bowling Cafe Choir Friendship Golf History Instruments Language Leisure Music Painting Poetry Reading Group Sewing Short Breaks Singing Talks Veterans Walks Wellbeing Writers Group Drama Theatre Yoga Learning Card Games Community Hub Education Flower Arranging Friends of Groups Hiking Musical Instruments Poems Rambling Whittling Writing

Age Groups

50 > 65 65+

Wigan U3A

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