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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Nice place to visit

Especially the museum, art gallery and Egyptology department. Had to review ,well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
mike t
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Growing up in Bolton the museum used to be a place of great attraction. However on my last visit... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Wez M
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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 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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Especially the museum, art gallery and Egyptology department. Had to review ,well worth a visit , the aquarium is great too.

Thank mike t
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Growing up in Bolton the museum used to be a place of great attraction. However on my last visit with my partner and children I was horrified to see how far the museum has fallen. The aquarium was so disappointing and not exactly full of...More

Thank Wez M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a very interesting day out. A beautiful building, we visited the aquarium which was small but interesting. The kids really liked it. We also like the older displays upstairs, especially the Egyptian section. I particularly liked the art gallery and the photos of...More

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is a great place to visit. The library is on the ground floor. First floor museum and toilets. Both stairs and lifts. The basement has an aquarium. Wheelchair accessible and also disability friendly. They have a small shop too buy souvenirs and an...More

Thank deborahkarim
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours spent in the museum and aquarium. Museum was very good, had gone to especially see the Egyptian section, saw something I'd never seen before, so learnt something new. Only minor criticism, was the labels didn't give a location of...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took a disability child with me he said he wanted to go, he enjoyed it and its free, I remember the Aquarium being really big and plenty to see ?, I paid for 5 hours of car park, an hour would have covered it,...More

Thank mariehemmingway12
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely museum, not huge but excellent section on Ancient Egypt, and very informative section on local history that is well worth a look. Free entry too which is a bonus.

Thank HappyBunny1970
Reviewed 9 September 2016

bolton library and museum has a very good aquarium free internet access computers lots books to read its open on sundays to

Thank sleckmecks
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I am so disappointed with Bolton museum, when was a child right up to the late 1970s I went to the museum and aquarium regularly there was always something to see and if I wanted a bit of quiet I would sit in the aquarium,...More

5  Thank Pete R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Bolton Museum is a marvel of northern entrepreneurial spirit. As well as being housed in one of the country's finest inter-war neo-classical buildings (Grade II*) it houses some real surprises. It has the foremost Egyptology section of any provincial town, it has some wonderful Pre-Raphaelite...More

Thank Mark H
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