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Bolton Museum & Art Gallery

Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, History Museums
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Might be provincial , but well worth a visit. Well done.... Great execution, team informative and obviously 'free' which is a great UK asset...

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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