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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Great for the kids

Great little aquarium and other bits and bobs, all free! Great to take the kids to see the fish... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Cole D
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Great for kids

Enjoy a day out at the fantastic library, aquarium and museum. So much to see and do for children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy a day out at the fantastic library, aquarium and museum. So much to see and do for children (and adults)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family day out when you dont want to spend a fortune. There is a small aquarium in the basement and upstairs is the museum. It kept my 2,3 and 9 year old engaged so a wide range. There is an egypt...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Took the grandchildren and the Museum is being re-furbished and not open until August, There is a library and underground Aquarium (recommended 10/10) and a small artefact display room again 10/10 for all. When the Museum opens it will have a theme around Egypt on...More

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad that your enjoyed visit. When the museum opens Bolton's Egypt will feature a full size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III as its centrepiece and depict the town’s important links...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great little aquarium and other bits and bobs, all free! Great to take the kids to see the fish which they always love again and again and then you can take them up stairs for a story time xMore

Thank Cole D
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your trip to the aquarium and the library. We hope to see you again soon and hope that you will definitely return when the new...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very educational and well worth the trip. Keeps everyone occupied on less than sunny days. Something for everyone and you learn something new each time you go Fab

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231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. Look out for forthcoming activities and events on our website and we hope to see you again. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The aquarium is amazing for little kids the museum is under construction at the moment but I'm sure it'll be just as good

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. We hope that you will come back and visit when the museum reopens later on this year. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed 19 January 2018

We go to the library at least once a month on a weekend day. The kids love the massive choice of books and the relaxed environment. They also have colours and printouts. A lot of the time (particularly in the school holidays) we arrive to...More

Thank Claire G
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hello Claire, Thank you for your review and I am glad that your family enjoy visiting Bolton Central Library. Our Saturday Club takes place every week from 1.30pm to 3pm. February half term is coming up and I've listed our events below: - Activity sessions...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I used to work in Bolton 40 years ago and have to say the aquarium looks exactly the same. Good selection of fish and also a pleasant art gallery.

Thank IAN O
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hello Ian Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I visited the aquarium, library and art collection with a 12 year old, it was my first visit so I was full of expectation. The library is an excellent facility while the stuffed birds and animals exhibition is quite staid and repetitive (why show lines...More

Thank Gordon C
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you thought the library was excellent. We are in the process of a major refurbishment to the whole building which is planned to finished by summer 2018. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Not an exhaustive Library, which one is? A very smoothly run, well funded, practial Public Building that should be held up as an example of good practice.

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we hope that you will visit our libraries again. Kind regards Maureen

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