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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
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...More
Thank Jane T
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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.
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...More
Thank Stacey B
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018
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....More
Well the place has improved with its numerous facilities, the dvd collection could do with being better displayed and placed in catagorys and more space allocated to displaying front coverss, it helps with them being resonably priced. Staff are in need of training on this...More
Thank Darren G
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018
Thank you for your review and comments. We hope that you will visit us again when our new galleries open later this year.
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