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Bolton Library and Museum Services

Address: Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 332211
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Aquariums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Being a life long resident of Bolton, I have grown up with the Library and Museum, in Lee mans crescent, it looks spectacular from the outside, (and has been in films and on TV, 'impersonating' various country's and places,) inside the staff are always helpful, and will talk you through how to do something, such as finding the whereabouts of... More

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Bolton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really enjoyed the Bolton museum. Ideal for all ages as there are interactive things as well. There are lots of interesting facts about Bolton and pictures from years ago about what it used to look like . This is also good because its free of charge and can take a few hours to look around . There is a small... More

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Bolton, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Encompassing the library, museum and art gallery and aquarium is a great day for kids and can keep them entertained for hours. You can find out lots of interesting facts about Bolton and see films and artifacts from years ago and there are some interactive activities too. A great free place to visit and explore. The shop is always a... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ideal for taking the family or for learning the local history. The aquarium is modest but well maintained and the feeding show is informative.

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Manchester England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There were lots of interesting facts and exhibits related to the cotton trade and Bolton's place in the industrial revolution. The highlight however was the basement aquarium. It is great to see a local council prepare to support a free , accessible resource in such an urban setting.

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Reasonably easy to find a good place to go to kill a few hours. Has various options to see from fishes to present era to egypton stuff. Free to go in and their no need to rush round plus only about a 2 minute walk from the town's bus station. Worth a visit if you fancy a few hours out... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is such an easy place to spend a couple of hours. I visit the museum regularly with my 2 children aged 4 and 6. There are many intersting artifacts from Boltons industrial past, the factoryl piston is always popular with the kids as they can make it spin, there is also some building blocks where they can make thier... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I didn't have any expectations but I can honestly recommend when wanting to occupy children we could have spent all day here. The aquarium, the Egyptian exhibition, the craft workshops, the gallery not take mention the other areas of the museum and library. The staff are so friendly and it's all Free !

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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There are times when I wish Tripadvisor had a good category, we spend a pleasant afternoon at the museum and art gallery, visiting the aquarium just in time to see the fishes being fed (who knew fishes eat fruit) and to be given an informative talk on their likes and dislikes, after that we were off to a craft session... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lovely little museum and aquarium, free entry and friendly and helpful staff has various topics liked the local history part and small but nice aquarium

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