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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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Excellent gift shop, especially the Egyptian replicas

Friendly, well-informed staff and some interesting exhibits. Has toilets but could do with more on busy days. No cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had a few days booked on first week of August so I brought my 2 young kids a boy aged 9 and girl 12 to museum for the history as she is doing Egyptology at school and was very excited about this they both loved it also going into the aqaurium what a great building inside it was full... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Friendly, well-informed staff and some interesting exhibits. Has toilets but could do with more on busy days. No cafe.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visited here twice whilst staying in the area. Particularly liked learning about history of Bolton. The Egyptian exhibits were very good too. I learned so much about how Bolton evolved. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love our libbary, from reading a book to learning about history, to fish whatching, it has a neat ramp for wheelchair access, lifts to all floors, a bright interior, that has grown on me, high tech ways of taking out/returning books, but help full staff and guards nearby, there's now a section inside where a groub meets to play... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I became very bored during my visit and found that the Museum had very little attractions and facilities,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

excellent Free fun ! go between now and September for extra free activities - Tuesdays and Thursdays they have kids crafts on at 130 ad fish feedig and talk at 1pm. :-)

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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