Wigan Area Code: 01942
Wigan is a town in the north of England on the River Douglas. The town has a population of around 318,000 and the local people are known as Wiganers. The town was believed to have been incorporated as a borough back in 1246 at the request of King Henry III of England. Like many northern towns, Wigan was a key part of the Industrial Revolution. Wigan experienced a rapid rise in population thanks to its coal mining industry. At its peak, there were more than 1,000 pits within 5 miles of the town centre.
Wigan was also an important town in textile manufacturing. Although it experienced a slight boom following the Second World War, this was short lived and the textile industry in the town never recovered. Today, Wigan is home to 216 listed buildings and 20 Grade II listed buildings. The Museum of Wigan life was famously used by George Orwell as research for his novel, The Road to Wigan Pier.
What is the Wigan area code?
The area code for Wigan is 01942. This is a standard geographical landline number which is followed by a local six-digit phone number. This area code is used by all business and home landlines in the Wigan area.
Locations using the Wigan area code
The following locations in the Wigan area all use the 01942 area code.
If you receive a call from a number starting with 01942 it is very likely that the call originated in the Wigan area. However, new technology means that this isn’t guaranteed. It is now possible to use a geographical landline without any physical link to an area through methods like call forwarding or virtual offices. For this reason, receiving a call from a number starting with 01942 doesn’t guarantee that the caller is based in Wigan.
How much does it cost to call the 01942 area code?
The Wigan area code is a standard geographical landline number. This means it will be charged at the same rate as other 01, 02 or 03 phone numbers. Calls to geographical landline numbers are charged a connection fee followed by a duration fee.
Many phone providers include free minutes with their monthly call packages or free calls at certain times such as evenings and weekends. If you have free minutes with your call package, you will be able to use these to call the 01942 area code.
Can I call the 01942 area code from outside the UK?
Yes, it should be possible to call the 01942 area code from outside the UK if you make the appropriate changes to the dialling code. To do this, you must first dial the international dialling code for the UK which is +44 or 0044. After this, you must drop the first zero from the local area code and then dial the local phone number as normal. This should allow you to call the Wigan area from outside the UK.
Do I need to dial the Wigan area code for local calls?
No, you do not need to dial the Wigan area code for local calls. The only time you need to use the local area code is for calls from outside the local area on a landline or when you are calling from a mobile phone device. There are only a few areas in the UK where the dialling code is compulsory.
Popular numbers using the 01942 area code
Below are some of the popular Wigan attractions using the 01942 area code as their main geographical landline.
Museum of Wigan Life – 01942 828128
Mesnes Park – 01942 486999
Wigan Little Theatre – 01942 242561