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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you want to visit a traditional museum packed full of exhibits, works of art and a specialist Egyptology gallery then call here. In the town centre behind the town hall, easy to find. One of a handful of museums with an aquarium, one which breeds rare fish and is highly regarded. Good shop, regular temporary exhibitions, helpful staff 10/10

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Visited today , 12-03-15, Great Building , Le Man's Crescent is a very imposing ! Impressive Library and Museum . The Museum is on the First Floor and the Aquarium in the Basement .

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

As our town hall is currently under going a revamp, the 'one stop shop' for council services, is currently in the libbery, this has it's self been updated, I wasn't at all sure of it at first, but it has grown on me, it's bright and modern, and the staff friendly and available when you need them, the museum part... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bolton museum have a world famous Egyptology gallery as well as Art Gallery, Aquarium and Local History/Natural History gallery, including Nat Lofthouse memorabilia.The Central Library and Family/Local History centre are also in the same building

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