Bolton Library and Museum Services


We offer interactive workshops at three fantastic venues: Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive, Hall i’th’ Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.

The following charges apply:

  Schools within Bolton Local Authority Schools outside of Bolton Local Authority
Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive Allocation of free sessions based upon a pro rata pupil basis £3.50 per child (minimum charge £70.00)
Hall i' th' Wood Museum & Smithills Hall £2.50 per child (minimum charge £60.00) £3.50 per child (minimum charge £70.00)
Outreach Sessions at your school £100.00 half day or £175.00 full day Price on application


  • KS1 and KS2 Museum interactive workshops last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Each workshop is available for a maximum of 35 children
  • A free lunch room is available when you book an on site interactive workshop.

Gift shops

  • Bolton Museum and historic halls have an exciting range of museum souvenirs and replica artefacts to buy at pocket money prices.
  • We can also provide your class with £1:50 or £2:50 goody bags, filled with museum gifts!