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Bolton Library and Museum Services
Ranked #6 of 40 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 4 weeks ago

Just come home from visiting the new Egyptology exhibit and it is worth every penny spent. Annie Barlow should be a name on every Boltonians tongue for her generous donation of artefacts to our town. The exhibit takes you on a journey through the galleries, from everyday life of the ancients to the burial rites and ending in 'the cold room' a perfect facsimile of Tuthmose's tomb and his sarcofagus being the only piece in the final gallery. There are a few niggles that I personally would like to see made but I just want it to be PERFECT. Please take the time to see this for yourself.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Someone please provide the museum directors contact details, as I have just come into some magic beans that he may be interested in.
If the directors not interested in the early t'eygpyt bean, I at least hope he got the egyptian extension, pool and Audi TT, what a shower.

Thank empire75
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting and knowledgeable place. Would recommend a visit, wont take long to walk around as only small but worth it.

Thank travelforever0311
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

There's alot to keep children entertained on a rainy day. The aquarium, museum and library all under one roof. I've entertained my young cousins in here for hours before with no problems - a free day out if you have children that are easily entertained :)

Thank Jane T
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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello,
Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that your family and yourself enjoyed your visit.

I hope that you will come back and see the new museum galleries which will be open from September 22.

Kind regards

Maureen

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 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 so little in offerings of further information but if it’s raining and you’re passing well worth a pop in and browse. Certainly won’t entertain for long however. It’s a shame as it could be beautiful when you look at outside building.

Thank Stacey B
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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

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.

Best wishes

Maureen

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