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Bolton Museum & Art Gallery

Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, History Museums
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went here with my partner and we enjoyed looking at all the artefacts. We went on a Sunday morning, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves! I was disappointed by the aquarium; I thought it was a bit tired and dingy.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have visited the museum many times over the years and it never fails to impress us. There is a very interesting aquarium in the basement and a very interesting Egyptian section on the top floor. Take the children they will love it and it's free.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

As I have a bus/tram/train pass, our only expense was my 10 year old grandson's travelling cost........the museum is very central, a 5 min walk from the station and well sign posted. Inside there is a lovely library, loos, a small but well stocked aquarium, a very informative room on the history of the town, an Egyptian exhibition, and a... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic ,kids and adults alike can spend a day here play areas as well snacks and lots of interest as.well very local in the town centre

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

such peace and beauty in bolton. good to see people walking and out in the fresh air. sad the park keepers have gone. Selfish folk leaving rubbish and tipping left overs into the water.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've just come back from Bolton Aquarium in the museum. This is an ace little aquarium, concentrating solely on freshwater tropical fish, that pouches above its weight. Tiny fish I've never seen before (and probably won't again, due to their rarity) as well as the most beautiful Birchir I've ever seen. With all kind of fish in between; danios, piranha,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A real surprise to find such a treasure in the centre of town and suspect it is underused. Wonderful art gallery and excellent local history section. Large area for children should be used and visited more.

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Manchester UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Art gallery is fabulous, Egyptology stuff is okay. Around Bolton on a bicycle looking at 'then and now' pictures is brilliant. Aquarium is a little past it and the natural history section is tired and moth eaten. This place used to be so good but it needs money spending on it and bringing the experience into the 21st century with... More

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Bury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Firstly I have to mention this must be the smallest aquarium ever! We were done in 2 minutes. Luckily the museum kept the kids (under 4) amused for a little longer, even though the exhibits were a little random. The guys running the aquarium were really friendly though and were promoting a mid-week toddler activity which sounded fun if you... More

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Museum for Egypt followers, Bolton History, Aquarium no entrance fee, little shop, art gallery, near the shops, very ingteresting for the children

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