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“Visiting Bolton Town on a Wet day in Dec 2013”

Bolton Library and Museum Services
Ranked #7 of 51 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.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Visiting Bolton Town on a Wet day in Dec 2013”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The weather the day we visited Bolton was wet and cold. The friendly welcome we got when we visited the local attractions was very warm and welcoming. A trip around the Town hall with its theatre and memorabull was a lovely experience followed by a visit that did surprise and stunned us both at there museum followed by lunch at the Octegan then a ride on the big wheel made it a unexpected nice day out even if the weather a bit wet and windy.

Visited December 2013
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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I've visited this Museum three times and on each visit there is always different displays. A firm favourite with people is the Aquarium in the basement, feeding time for the piranhas is good! A wide range of exhibits, charting the history of Bolton's growth, industries,etc. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Visited for over 50 years!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

I first visited the Museum, Art Gallery and Aquarium whilst at school in the 60's, periodically calling in over the years, visiting exhibits etc. Recent Nat Lofthouse Tribute was fantastic. Some items have been on display for years (Egyptology) others revampt and brought up to date. Various Art & Photographic exhibitions over the last few years have rekindled my interest in painting & photography. I have been in sometimes alone for quiet moments and inspiration? as a family and more recently with young nephews and nieces. Set right in the centre of town within the Town Hall complex. An excellent asset for Bolton.

Visited September 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great place for all the family”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Bolton museum is really interesting & of a manageable size. Enjoyed by all ages from5 to 75, with a great range of exhibits from natural history to Egyptology. Friendly staff, & situated on the elegant Le Mans Crescent.

Visited March 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“revamped”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This Museum has now been updated and hopefully you will love it. Many areas to see including Egyptology, aquarium local history and much more.

Visited October 2013
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