Temporary closure of Bolton Museum
The Museum will be closed while work continues on our exciting new gallery development. We still have the Animals and Us exhibition and a selection from our art collection exhibited in the basement opposite the Aquarium.
Unfortunately, during this time, we cannot provide Museum enquiry and object loan services or accept new donations. This temporary situation will be reviewed in December 2017.
More detail on the museum closure and temporary exhibitions
Bolton Central Library's History Centre is now open following the refurbishment
Come and take a look around - our staff can tell you more about the resources and facilities that we have on offer.
See opening times
Bolton's Egypt Events
To coincide with the redevelopment of our Egypt galleries, we're holding a series of FREE talks, film screenings and craft activities.
All the Bolton's Egypt events are FREE and they run until June 2018.
Click here for our events
Work on Bolton Museum’s new tribute to ancient Egypt is now underway
A new gallery, entitled Bolton's Egypt, will be built in the museum’s current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery.
It will feature a full size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III as its centrepiece and depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition.
In order for the work to take place, the museum – which is situated on the top floor of the building – is now closed to the public for the duration of the project.
Find out more about Bolton's Egypt
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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.
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A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.
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History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.
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