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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Address: Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 332211
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Description: Bolton Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Visit our...
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Visit our Ancient Egypt Gallery to see fascinating artifacts, learn about Bolton's rich heritage or meander your way through our collection of art. Learn about creatures from all over the world and don't forget to say hello to our dinosaur friend on your way in! We are also home to Greater Manchester's only aquarium.
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A good day out for adults and kids, mine always love going and having a look round. They enjoy looking at the mummies the staff are very helpful and will answer all your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Art and craft sessions once a month themed with current exhibitions. Excellent art gallery , aquarium and Egyptology department. Lots to keep little ones entertained on rainy days

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A good day out for adults and kids, mine always love going and having a look round. They enjoy looking at the mummies the staff are very helpful and will answer all your questions, a good day out for the kids

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Go to kids saturdays once a month. Feed the fish in the aquarium then take part in various craft activities, Or feel real old bones. Our grandchildren love it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

the aquarium was a great feature, and the Egyptology area. i'd like to go again when the renovations have been completed. it's a great building right in the centre of town, and has plenty of interesting sections, such as the Bolton heritage area.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We live in Bolton, and are fairly regular visitors at the museum. There has been some refurbishment works taking place, but it has been done with minimum impact on the exhibitions. This means that we have still been able to see the different exhibitions even when improvement work has been taking place. The museum has a very interesting Egyptian collection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very intersting, the Aquarium was a real joy. Pity you could not take photos. inside the building. history of Bolton well laid out & informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Library museum local history aquarium a must see if you are planning a visit to Bolton there is also a museum shop to take a bit of history home with you. There are plenty of places to choose from to go and get something to eat which is a few steps away from the museum. Bolton train station is close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

they have plenty of free activities and the staff are friendly. As well as a library and museum they have an aquarium.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great for children, has a range of ornaments and sculptures with plenty of room to get round the displays. The art gallery is also lovely! I do not know what is happening to the aquarium as theres not much left of it!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited the museum as part of a trip to Bolton. We spent a long time at the excellent market and the made our way to the town hall. Behind the town hall was this excellent museum. It's free to enter and contains the public library on the ground floor. The basement houses an excellent little aquarium - don't rush... More 

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Additional Information about Bolton Library and Museum Services

Address: Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 332211
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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