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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Great for the kids

Great little aquarium and other bits and bobs, all free! Great to take the kids to see the fish... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Cole D
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Nice simple museum - won’t fill a day

Lovely little place but certainly not a whole day out. The museum is nice and there are some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacey B
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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...more
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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place but certainly not a whole day out. The museum is nice and there are some interesting artefacts however the aquarium inside looks awful and could do with a total revamp, and the whole place could do with a spruce up. Limited staff...More

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our new galleries on the top floor of the museum will be opening in a few months so it would be great if you could come and visit us again....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well the place has improved with its numerous facilities, the dvd collection could do with being better displayed and placed in catagorys and more space allocated to displaying front coverss, it helps with them being resonably priced. Staff are in need of training on this...More

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review and comments. We hope that you will visit us again when our new galleries open later this year. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a day out at the fantastic library, aquarium and museum. So much to see and do for children (and adults)

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for your review and glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is a great family day out when you dont want to spend a fortune. There is a small aquarium in the basement and upstairs is the museum. It kept my 2,3 and 9 year old engaged so a wide range. There is an egypt...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Took the grandchildren and the Museum is being re-furbished and not open until August, There is a library and underground Aquarium (recommended 10/10) and a small artefact display room again 10/10 for all. When the Museum opens it will have a theme around Egypt on...More

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad that your enjoyed visit. When the museum opens Bolton's Egypt will feature a full size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III as its centrepiece and depict the town’s important links...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great little aquarium and other bits and bobs, all free! Great to take the kids to see the fish which they always love again and again and then you can take them up stairs for a story time xMore

Thank Cole D
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your trip to the aquarium and the library. We hope to see you again soon and hope that you will definitely return when the new...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Very educational and well worth the trip. Keeps everyone occupied on less than sunny days. Something for everyone and you learn something new each time you go Fab

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. Look out for forthcoming activities and events on our website and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The aquarium is amazing for little kids the museum is under construction at the moment but I'm sure it'll be just as good

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. We hope that you will come back and visit when the museum reopens later on this year. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed January 19, 2018

We go to the library at least once a month on a weekend day. The kids love the massive choice of books and the relaxed environment. They also have colours and printouts. A lot of the time (particularly in the school holidays) we arrive to...More

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Hello Claire, Thank you for your review and I am glad that your family enjoy visiting Bolton Central Library. Our Saturday Club takes place every week from 1.30pm to 3pm. February half term is coming up and I've listed our events below: - Activity sessions...More

Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I used to work in Bolton 40 years ago and have to say the aquarium looks exactly the same. Good selection of fish and also a pleasant art gallery.

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Hello Ian Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Maureen

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