Ranging from Egyptian mummies to local history and wildlife, Bolton's collection has something for everyone

With family friendly events and exhibitions available all year round, enjoy the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and people, alongside displays of Art, Egyptology, Archaeology, Botany and Zoology.

A Social Story guide to visiting the Museum for visitors on the autism spectrum is available here.

Bolton Museum's Art Gallery is now open. The Nature Gallery (Animals, Plants and Minerals) is partially closed for essential maintenance until further notice.

Please note: We are not accepting postal donations to the Museum collections at this time. We are unable to process these during the pandemic. Please also be aware that under normal circumstances, items should not be sent to us by post without prior agreement and this still applies. See our donations policy and procedure for details.

Plan your visit

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Bolton Museum

Le Mans Crescent


01204 332211

Admission free