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Elements exhibition - Bolton Museum

The word elements on a multi-coloured grid.

Bolton Museum's opening hours

To celebrate the launch of our new family friendly Elements exhibition come along to our super science event at Bolton Central Library and Museum on Saturday 9 November from 10.30am.

Sublime Science will be joining us around the galleries to demonstrate some of their spectacular science experiments and hands-on-activities. 

Throughout the day there will be tours of the exhibition at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm. Just turn up, no need to book.

Plus come and see science in action, understand how we use chemicals to care for our collections. Laboratory tours are at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Please book your place by contacting  01204 332161.

Amaranthine by Company Chameleon

Company Chameleon will be performing ‘Amaranthine’, an energetic and creative dance! See their amazing performance at 3pm.

Company Chameleon are a Manchester born touring dance theatre company. They create new work in the city, which goes on to tour across the UK and the world.



  • Exhibitions

    Elements exhibition - Bolton Museum

    Our new family friendly Elements exhibition marks the 150th anniversary and proclaimed, ‘International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)’. The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is a major and well-known achievement in science and underpins chemistry, physics and biology. It was first published by the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. The universe is made from them; some are everywhere and others hard to find. They may be found in huge quantities or hardly exist. Our new exhibition will tell you how the chemical elements were first recognised, how they are different from each other, and why the number of them keeps growing. On display are most of the chemical elements and some objects made from or containing them.

    Sat 09 November to Sun 26 January, The exhibition is open during the museum's opening hours.

    Admission: FREE