Bolton Library and Museum Services


The Great Pirate Adventure

Monday 22 July to Saturday 17 August

Join us for The Great Pirate Adventure! Come to our pirate training school and learn how to look, talk and act like a pirate.

Sing a pirate song, make a pirate craft and dig for treasure. But watch out – you don’t want to end up walking the plank!

The pirate training school will be in session at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm from Monday to Saturday. Booking is via Eventbrite and you can ring 01204 332853 for assistance.

Book July sessions

Book August sessions

Developed in partnership with the Octagon Theatre who will be presenting a new adaptation of 'Treasure Island' over the festive period

Summer holiday activities

Browse through our fun packed summer line up featuring free activities across all of our services.

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

For certain events booking is required so please check events for details.

Summer events details


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