Bolton Museum opens on Saturday 22 September
Come along to our family fun day to celebrate the opening of Bolton Museum on Saturday 22 September, from 9.30am to 4pm.
Explore our new galleries including the spectacular #BoltonsEgypt and we’ve got lots of free activities for you to join in.
We're so excited and hope that you can come and celebrate with us!
More details here
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.
More details about the light festival
All library and museum services closed Thursday 20th September
- The Central Library will be closed all day on Thursday 20 September, for staff training.
- ALL community libraries will be closed for staff training on Thursday 20 September, until 2pm.
- Smithills Hall will also be closed for staff training on Thursday 20 September, until 2pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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