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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Good for a rainy day

There's alot to keep children entertained on a rainy day. The aquarium, museum and library all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane T
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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Brilliant place for everyone

Just visited the newly opened Egyptology section of Bolton Museum, it really is amazing and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone. Visit our Ancient Egypt Gallery to see fascinating artifacts, learn about Bolton's rich heritage or meander your way through our collection of art. Learn about creatures from all over the...more
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Central Library Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just visited the newly opened Egyptology section of Bolton Museum, it really is amazing and well worth visiting no matter what age you are! It is very well set out and it really does feel like you are in an underground tomb with engravings etc...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just come home from visiting the new Egyptology exhibit and it is worth every penny spent. Annie Barlow should be a name on every Boltonians tongue for her generous donation of artefacts to our town. The exhibit takes you on a journey through the galleries,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Someone please provide the museum directors contact details, as I have just come into some magic beans that he may be interested in. If the directors not interested in the early t'eygpyt bean, I at least hope he got the egyptian extension, pool and Audi...More

Thank empire75
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting and knowledgeable place. Would recommend a visit, wont take long to walk around as only small but worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's alot to keep children entertained on a rainy day. The aquarium, museum and library all under one roof. I've entertained my young cousins in here for hours before with no problems - a free day out if you have children that are easily entertained...More

Thank Jane T
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that your family and yourself enjoyed your visit. I hope that you will come back and see the new museum galleries which will be open from September 22. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place but certainly not a whole day out. The museum is nice and there are some interesting artefacts however the aquarium inside looks awful and could do with a total revamp, and the whole place could do with a spruce up. Limited staff...More

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our new galleries on the top floor of the museum will be opening in a few months so it would be great if you could come and visit us again....More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Well the place has improved with its numerous facilities, the dvd collection could do with being better displayed and placed in catagorys and more space allocated to displaying front coverss, it helps with them being resonably priced. Staff are in need of training on this...More

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review and comments. We hope that you will visit us again when our new galleries open later this year. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a day out at the fantastic library, aquarium and museum. So much to see and do for children (and adults)

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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review and glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a great family day out when you dont want to spend a fortune. There is a small aquarium in the basement and upstairs is the museum. It kept my 2,3 and 9 year old engaged so a wide range. There is an egypt...More

Thank C R
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Took the grandchildren and the Museum is being re-furbished and not open until August, There is a library and underground Aquarium (recommended 10/10) and a small artefact display room again 10/10 for all. When the Museum opens it will have a theme around Egypt on...More

Thank Ivor T
231maureenl, Information Services Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad that your enjoyed visit. When the museum opens Bolton's Egypt will feature a full size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III as its centrepiece and depict the town’s important links...More

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Karen S
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Response from 231maureenl | Property representative |
Bolton Museum reopens tomorrow (Saturday 22 September) including the spectacular Bolton's Egypt exhibition. There will be a family fun day from 9.30am to 4pm. There'll crafts, interactive storytelling, face painting, object... More
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