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“It's free and quite good!”

Bolton Library and Museum Services
Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“It's free and quite good!”
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
2 reviews
“Needs attention...”
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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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great Day in”
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
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Satisfactory”
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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London
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175 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“small museum but free”
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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