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Bolton Library and Museum Services
Ranked #7 of 52 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 October 8, 2012

As local 'general' museums go - this be alright.
Upon entering you can visit the library or Tourist Information Centre on the ground floor. The latter alas had nothing to offer in the way of guidebooks to Bolton or places of interest therein.
Down stairs there be an aquarium. This alright for small 'fry' but not up to much compared to the more modern and specialist such elsewhere.
Upstairs be the Museum and Art Gallery. The museum about Bolton be fine - just what you should expect a local museum to be - about that very place and its history. The art gallery also has some local/ish pieces plus an exhibition room for touring shows. Alas, as mentioned earlier - there be no guidebooks to this place - not once on any of our several visits.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great exhibitions, caters well for kids, interesting to visit. Always a good choice for a rainy day in school hoidays

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

this is the place to go when the weather is not good, take a trip round the aquarium as well as the museum, there is a nice coffee bar for those who are weary

Thank Susanandkeith
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

The works of art are constantly changing so a trip there never leaves you feeling disapointed. The Egyptology section is always fascinating and the mummies are well preserved.

Thank Calbolton
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Good for killing some time on a wet afternoon. But, don't expect Smithsonian. However, some excellent exhibits. My daughter enjoys the aquarium and the Egypt artifacts, whether they be ancient or "modern interpretations" are interesting. Not a bad local resource.

Thank PMJ104
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