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“It's free and quite good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton Library and Museum Services
Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Bolton
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.
Bolton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“It's free and quite good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

it's free (tax pounds not considered) so in comparison to neighbouring bury and Blackburn Bolton museum wins hands down. Really friendly staff and surprisingly big with three exhibitions plus art gallery and aquarium to explore. Can't fault them really.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Needs attention...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Im originally from Bolton and this has really gone downhill since the last time i was there, it was really sad to see and i hope some money gets spent revamping it soon.

Visited October 2013
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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“A great Day in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I* have latterly grown up using this, it is situated on The Crescent, behind the Town Hall, which has featured in films and even 'Corrie', the museum is well laid out, with rooms telling you about everything from Pottery to ancient Egypt, endlessly fasenating with helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Visited October 2013
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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“Satisfactory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Museum is small, consists of only one compound with handful of rooms. Main hall presenting skull of tyrannosaurus and skeleton of stegosaurus; ancient Egypt site with mummy; small art gallery; great exhibition of stuffed animals, antics et cetera.; small aquarium with piranhas.
Anyone can spend half of hour if not more in this usually not crowded place. Entrance is free, therefore a must see in the area.

Visited November 2012
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“small museum but free”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

interesting display on egyptology... shame the fake armarna statue is not on display.
bolton history was well laid out and interesting.
aquarium in basement is small/limited but obviously a labour of love for the guys responsible.

Visited October 2013
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