Bolton Library and Museum Services


February half term activities at Bolton Library and Museum Services’ venues

All the listed events are free, drop in sessions suitable for children aged 4 to 11.

For more information call 01204 332853 or email

See list of activities

Schools Out

We are pleased to announce that we will be a hub for Schools Out next March.

We will also be a hub for Outing the Past for LGBT History month in February 2019.

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.

More details here


Bolton's library service. Find information about branch opening times and all our other services.

Libraries section


Come and enjoy amazing history, art, culture and activities in our accessible and family friendly galleries.

Museum section


Browse archives indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre based at Bolton Museum.

Archives section

The Aquarium

Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.

Aquarium section

Ask Bolton Libraries

A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.

Ask Bolton Libraries section

Historic Halls

History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.

Historic Halls section