We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
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
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
Thank Ivor T
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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.