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Bolton Library and Museum Services

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Straightforward..cheap...very convenient.Didn t use other facilities but friendly and competent... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Margaret E
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we took the children many times to the liberary and museum and always had a lovely experience.we... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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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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All reviews an aquarium local history stuffed animals egyptian exhibition egyptian room egyptology section lots of interesting facts le mans rainy day free admission industrial revolution beautiful building town centre couple of hours school holidays all ages my partner
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not an exhaustive Library, which one is? A very smoothly run, well funded, practial Public Building that should be held up as an example of good practice.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Da-8eam
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we hope that you will visit our libraries again. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Straightforward..cheap...very convenient.Didn t use other facilities but friendly and competent advice given. Will revisit to see the museum, beautiful building on Le Mans Crescent.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely library with a great children's section. My girls really enjoy it. Self scan machines as well no.long queues

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the archives here hunting material for a project I'm working on and was meant by a wonderful member of staff who seemed to have everything at his finger tips. Some interesting publications on local history for sale. Huge respect for the monumental archive that...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted to hear that you were pleased the service at our History Centre. We hope that you will visit us again. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed 12 March 2017

we took the children many times to the liberary and museum and always had a lovely experience.we worth a visit for a day out.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Chris L
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please look out for our artFULL children's events and lots more on our website and Facebook. Hope to see you and your family again. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 15 February 2017

The exhibits are constantly changing so there is always something not to see. There are too many things to list here but I do recommend having a peep at the aquarium in the basement. It's a work in progress but it's good. Then while you...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Loved the visit, the staff were brilliant and very helpful, can't wait for the new Egyptian exhibition

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very comprehensive collection of books, staff always helpful, 1 st Wednesday of every month at 2 pm free films shown in lecture theatre 1, also 1st Saturday of month children's films shown too, good lists of things to do in Bolton

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank chrisWakefield
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. I'm glad that you are pleased with the service and events that we have. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Maureen

Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've never been disappointed whenever I visit this wonderful institution! The Library staff in particular are brilliant- no problem is too large or small. They will help you find all the information you need or track down any book etc .

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Twizzle982016
231maureenl, Information Assistant at Bolton Library and Museum Services, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy your visits to the library and that our staff are very helpful. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Maureen

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Especially the museum, art gallery and Egyptology department. Had to review ,well worth a visit , the aquarium is great too.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank mike t
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VLDuffy
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Response from linh0w | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not been able to get back to you before now. In answer to your question the museum does not have a cafe, however Bolton Indoor Market has at least 2 cafe areas. There are cafe's to be found within a short... More
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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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