Bolton Museum is now open
Explore the new galleries including Bolton’s Egypt which draws on the town’s longstanding association with Egyptology.
Bolton’s Egypt features a walk-through replica of the tomb of the ancient pharaoh Thutmose III. The exhibition features over 2,000 artefacts from Bolton’s significant collection.
The new gallery is joined by Bolton’s Art, a showcase of the finest works in the museum’s collection and Bolton’s Nature, an exploration of natural history.
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October half term events
Join us for lots of family friendly fun at our venues across Bolton Library and Museum Services' venues during the half term from Saturday 20 October to Saturday 27 October.
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The Bolton Light Festival
18th October to 22nd November 2018
This year will include various community events and activities across the town centre and districts with a finale Lantern Light Parade Christmas Light Switch-On event on Thursday 22nd November.
Please check back for the full calendar of events.
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Bolton's library service. Find information about branch opening times and all our other services.
Come and enjoy amazing history, art, culture and activities in our accessible and family friendly galleries.
Browse archives indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre based at Bolton Museum.
Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.
Ask Bolton Libraries
A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.
Ask Bolton Libraries section
History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.
Historic Halls section