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Bolton Library and Museum Services

#7 of 51 things to do in Bolton Features Animals
Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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hardly anything there in the museum part anymore, ruined it like everything else

at one time Bolton museum had tonnes of history, Egyptians, mummies, dinosaurs etc etc, now you... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Sarah F
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
entertainment grandchildren time

four grandchildren to entertain going here was so easy loads for them to do ages 9 to 4 everyone... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
Bolton, 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 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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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
+44 1204 332211
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

at one time Bolton museum had tonnes of history, Egyptians, mummies, dinosaurs etc etc, now you have an aquarium, stuffed animals and boring pictures, wont be visiting it again in a hurry

1  Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

four grandchildren to entertain going here was so easy loads for them to do ages 9 to 4 everyone was chatting about this visit for ages touching wasn't a problem interaction is encouraged then a nice cup of tea and cake in cafe I didn't...More

Thank Annyoung1963
Reviewed 12 November 2015

From books, to aquariums, to pottery and Egyptian mummy's, this place has it all, you can even get on line for an hour, with your libbery card, you can hire CDs and talking books etc as well, I've even seen people playing cards in here.

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Ranging from Egyptian mummies to local history and wildlife, Bolton's collection has something for everyone.The collections include natural history, archaeology, art, local history and one of Britain's oldest public aquariums. These are housed, together with Bolton Central Library, in one end of the Bolton Civic...More

1  Thank johnretroreload
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The aquarium is also well worth a visit. I also love the building itself. This museum and art gallery and aquarium is a great day for kids and can keep them entertained for hours. I can't wait to go back.

1  Thank shane t
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It's an okie museum, has a couple small fish tanks with several different fish and it's a good place to hang out for some quiet time on your own to get away from things from an hour or 2, looking at the fishies is super...More

Thank BakedAlaska9
Reviewed 7 September 2015

There are a few interesting exhibits here about the towns fascinating history and the natural history. The aquarium also has some very unusual and interesting exhibits and you can see they try very hard. However throughout it is very very run down. The shop is...More

Thank Jangala
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Sadly a visit to the aquarium was very disappointing with most of the tanks looking very tired. The council need to look at giving this area a big face lift to attract people in or reconsider the value of having this.

Thank Lynette M
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!

Thank juanita4252
Reviewed 1 September 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...More

Thank Neil B
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23 February 2015|
Response from Adcro | Reviewed this property |
You realise you've asked this question about a museum and art gallery?