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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Address: Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
Phone Number: +44 1204 332211
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Visit our Ancient...

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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Great for broadening young minds

Aquarium, museum & library. We hadn't realised there was so much on offer, and all free! The Egyptian mummy on loan from Liverpool is amazing!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Aquarium, museum & library. We hadn't realised there was so much on offer, and all free! The Egyptian mummy on loan from Liverpool is amazing!

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I had a few days booked on first week of August so I brought my 2 young kids a boy aged 9 and girl 12 to museum for the history as she is doing Egyptology at school and was very excited about this they both loved it also going into the aqaurium what a great building inside it was full... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Friendly, well-informed staff and some interesting exhibits. Has toilets but could do with more on busy days. No cafe.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I visited here twice whilst staying in the area. Particularly liked learning about history of Bolton. The Egyptian exhibits were very good too. I learned so much about how Bolton evolved. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love our libbary, from reading a book to learning about history, to fish whatching, it has a neat ramp for wheelchair access, lifts to all floors, a bright interior, that has grown on me, high tech ways of taking out/returning books, but help full staff and guards nearby, there's now a section inside where a groub meets to play... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

I became very bored during my visit and found that the Museum had very little attractions and facilities,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

excellent Free fun ! go between now and September for extra free activities - Tuesdays and Thursdays they have kids crafts on at 130 ad fish feedig and talk at 1pm. :-)

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Art and craft sessions once a month themed with current exhibitions. Excellent art gallery , aquarium and Egyptology department. Lots to keep little ones entertained on rainy days

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

A good day out for adults and kids, mine always love going and having a look round. They enjoy looking at the mummies the staff are very helpful and will answer all your questions, a good day out for the kids

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Go to kids saturdays once a month. Feed the fish in the aquarium then take part in various craft activities, Or feel real old bones. Our grandchildren love it.

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