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Bolton Steam Museum

Opens in 27 min: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Brilliant exhibition.

Very interesting and informative.Engines were immaculate and a number of them were 'steaming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skippysmate
Fantastic working steam engines

Well worth a visit, its has fantastic working examples many of which are the only ones in Britain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this museum on a cold January day and boy was it cold in there! However the volunteers there gave us a warm welcome and provided lots of information. The steam machines have been meticulously restored and the museum is well presented. I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sandra. Sorry you were cold. As you say, it is a lot warmer when we are ' in Steam' so please come again. Our next Steam Days are May public holidays and the Cafe will be open as well. Thanks for your excellent review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and informative.Engines were immaculate and a number of them were 'steaming'. There is a display of miniature engines which were really intrigueing. All the engines were well laid out and each one had it's own description. There was a small cafe selling drinks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Skippysmate. Thanks very much for your excellent review. You and yours seem to have enjoyed your visit. Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, its has fantastic working examples many of which are the only ones in Britain to be in a working condition, the quality of restoration is outstanding the machines are spotlessly clean, painted and working. the exhibits are all explained clearly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gallabers Thanks for your excellent review. It's nice that you thought the museum was worth a visit - please spread the word.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're like me and have a serious passion for English engineering and it's heritage, you won't go far wrong! My eldest is just over 2 years old now and absolutely loves it. There's a lot to read and digest and lots to see. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ashw Thanks for your excellent review. It's good that you are trying to get a new generation interested in engineering.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum and its free !! Wide range of exhibits from models to large mill engines. Most run under steam power. The staff are welcoming and knowledgable. Theres a great cafe upstairs. Great to see a major part of Bolton's industrial past preserved and kept...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi davidw. Thanks for your excellent review. Yes we are a FREE museum, we display a large number of engines of the types which powered the textile factories of the north west. Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The more of our heritage we can keep and understand the more British history remains. Staff are friendly and welcoming. They are also knowledgeable. Thanks to those wonderful volunteers who bring steam to life.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul Thanks very much for your excellent review and the kind words you say about us. We do try to be friendly and welcoming - its nice to be appreciated. Please call again. The final Steam Days for this year are 28th and 29th...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Sunday 09/12/2018. Cold but dry and an impromptu visit to Bolton Steam Museum to try out a couple of new camera's. Many steam engines were on show but as they only 'Steam' on certain dates I was slightly disappointed....until a very helpful chap came and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi Steve Thanks for your excellent review. It's good to hear from someone who doesn't have a "huge interest in steam' but nevertheless enjoyed the experience. Admission is free and we are "in Steam' on 28 and 29th December. Please come.

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

A fabulous collection of steam engines under one roof. This is a must visit if you are in the area and are interested in late 19th century and early 20th industrial engineering. The volunteers working here are very helpful and have great stories to tell.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hi 724jed Thanks for your excellent review and also for your kind words about our volunteers.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

A beatiful collection of steam engines used in the textile industry. Every engine is well maintained and the halls are spic and span. The volunteers are eager to tell you everything about the engines and what they were used for.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Hi Hans Thanks for your excellent review. You seem to have enjoyed yourself. Please come again.

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Had the pleasure of attending a private steam up. Various selection of lovingly restored steam engines. Very helpful & informative volunteers.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Hi ccoates2 Thanks for your kind review. It's good to hear from someone who has attended a private steam day. We are glad that you enjoyed it.

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Peter W
18 June 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Property representative |
We are open every Sunday and Wednesday from 10.00 until 16.00. We are "In Steam' on the following dates this year 2018 from 10 till 4.00 pm. Sunday and Monday 26 - 27 August Saturday and Sunday 27 - 28 October Friday and... More
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Delphine P
9 March 2016|
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Response from Peter W | Property representative |
On Sunday and Wednesday from 10a.m. to 4p.m
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Delphine P
9 March 2016|
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The museum is open in steam most bank holidays and every Sunday and Wednesday. When we are not in steam but will be happy to run some of the engines electrically.
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