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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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Beautiful and educational museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The beautiful architecture is a good indication of what is in store for you inside. Spacious with plenty of room to get around the displays especially for wheelchair users. The descriptions on the displays are easy to read and so informative. ~Really well done.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Plenty to see and do, from borrowing books to Egyptology well worth a visit. There is also a chance to borrow DVD'S to watch at home, don't forget the popcorn lol.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Maybe on our next visit to Bolton [having seen the Steam Museum today], we'll arrived much earlier than 3.50p.m. on a Bank Holiday Monday!! I must have misread the website for the Library and Museum. My son and I did manage a few photos of the entrance and library, however and we loved the design of the interior as well... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went with the gf and found it very interesting, a vast amount of information and very good displays. Easy to navigate around and free entry is a bonus! Would recommend

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While shopping in Bolton center my partner and I stumbled across the Museum and decided to have a little look inside. Entry is free and there is plenty to look at and learn about, photography, footballers, even games consoles! Although the major highlight for myself was the full size dinosaur fossil in the foyer! While walking through the first side... More 

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Darwen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lots to see here, enough to keep children amused for an hour or so and definitely plenty for the interested adult. When we went one of the galleries was closed but if it had been open our total visit time would have been over 2 hours and my son is only 1 1/2. Considering there is no entrance charge this... More 

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Additional Information about Bolton Library and Museum Services

Address: 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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