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“teaching the kids a little history...”

Bolton Library and Museum Services
Ranked #6 of 58 things to do in Bolton
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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.
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I took my little boy to the the museum to gauge how much he would enjoy it being only 3...and i have to say he did me proud. the way the museum has been set up, it really invites people to become involved and interact with the artifacts on display. he especially enjoyed the ancient egyptian galleries, the mummies intrigued him...i have to admit, a little persuasion to walk through all the galleries was required after a short while, but telling him that id take him to the acquarium after the galleries seemed to do the trick...the fact that they are all in the vicinity of each other really helps...definately recommended...oh and another benefit is the childrens library is there too...definately a bonus!!!

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

It's OK but some of the exhibits are quite boring and need updating. I'm 70 and have a photo taken with their stuffed kangaroo when I was 13 ! (honestly). It's still there!

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Lots to see here, the children will love it. A good museum with a Egyptology section, an interesting art gallery and even an aquarium all under one roof. Lots for children to do during school holidays.

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

What a fantastic facility for families with children of all ages and amazing events and activities throughout all of the school holidays with most of them free or a small nominal charge.

Thank Gaynor R
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Always lots to see, always different exhibitions, always informative......nice little gift shop and cheap enough for kids pocket money

Thank BarbaraOz
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