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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Egyptian exhibition worth seeing

Visited the museum with the objective of seeing the permanent Egyptian exhibition and wasn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Yummy mummy trip

Visited Bolton Museum to see new Egyptian exhibition arrived about 10am by train short walk to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darwen, United Kingdom
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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

Visited the museum with the objective of seeing the permanent Egyptian exhibition and wasn’t disappointed. A small but informative exhibition. We had a little time to explore some more of the museum and Samuel Cromptons Spinning Mule most interesting

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Bolton Museum to see new Egyptian exhibition arrived about 10am by train short walk to museum . What a very exciting day interesting artefacts you feel like you are in the pyramids plenty for children to do dressing up box lots of interesting facts...More

Thank lindadavid56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd actually travelled up to Bolton to visit the steam museum (separate review) but while in the town centre I visited this establishment. The museum on the first floor has good displays about the history of the area, an excellent - and recently refurbished -...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I visited the museum and library for the first time since the refurbishment has taken place and we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful way the team involved have utilised the space of this new look. The display cabinets with many varieties...More

Thank linh0w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent family day out with the little ones. Unfortunately the lift was out of order, but a helpful member of staff from the library helped to carry the buggy upstairs to the museum, and to the basement to the aquarium. The Egyptian display was brilliant...More

Thank JoJoM705
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit Bolton. It is well worth a visit. As a child, 50 years ago , as a six year old, I used to visit every sat morning with 4 or five friends. We used to go to the sat club first at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited Bolton Museum as a child & then with my own children, so was apprehensive to hear it had closed down & wondered they could possibly improve it. So on my visit today, I felt humbled by the creative vision that has enhanced something...More

Thank andreamurphy36
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Egyptian collection is absolutely incredible and has objects to intrigue every adult alongside lots of child friendly interactive displays. The exhibition strikes the perfect balance between intellectual and fun - a definite must see attraction

Thank whiddershinscraft
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Some birds were labelled wrong such as: there was a great tit where the blue tit was supposed to be and a gannet was in the gull section. Gannets are in their own family in Europe. Also, some of the scientific names were wrong too....More

2  Thank yusuforme
Reviewed 7 October 2018

well it`s not as big as The Cairo Museum, but it has something that the Cairo Museum has not. There is an area to one side, dimly lit, where it portrays the inside of a Pyramid, planked floors, paintings on the wall depicting the life...More

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Karen S
21 September 2018|
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Response from 231maureenl | Property representative |
Bolton Museum reopens tomorrow (Saturday 22 September) including the spectacular Bolton's Egypt exhibition. There will be a family fun day from 9.30am to 4pm. There'll crafts, interactive storytelling, face painting, object... More
22 February 2015|
Response from Adcro | Reviewed this property |
You realise you've asked this question about a museum and art gallery?