Bolton Library and Museum Services


Temporary closure of Bolton Museum

The museum will be closed while the Eternal Egypt gallery is being installed, but we still have the Animals and Us exhibition and a selection from our art collection exhibited in the basement opposite the aquarium.

More detail on the museum closure and temporary exhibitions

Visiting information

Start here to find out about events at the museum and our other services and to plan your visit:


Bolton Worktown

Bolton Worktown site screen shot

View photographs of 1930s Bolton taken by Humphrey Spender for the Mass Observation project

Bolton Worktown website

Museum shop

Shop stock

The museum shop sells a wide range of items from pocket money friendly goods such as mini dinosaurs and cuddly stingrays, to souvenirs reflecting our Collections.

We have Egyptian replicas, world war memorabilia and Bolton tourism goods. We also sell crafts made by local artists, items linking to our current exhibitions and a wide range of books.

Collections overview

General overview of detailing what is in our collections.

Will be of interest to specialists

See the collections overview

Museum and archive policies

Acquisition and disposal policies for the museum and archives collections

View museum and archive policies

Greater Manchester Museums Group

GMMG logo

Bolton Library and Museum Services are a member of Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG)

This is a partnership of eight Museum Services in the North West.

Visit the GMMG website