Library, Art Gallery and Museum

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 world and don't forget to say hello to our dinosaur friend on your way in! We are also home to Greater Manchester's only aquarium.


Bolton Central Library

Find out all you need to know about opening times, facilities and activities at Bolton Central Library.

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Bolton Central Library

Museum

Explore the new galleries including Bolton's Egypt which draws on the town's longstanding association with Egyptology.

The new gallery is joined by Bolton's Art, a showcase of the finest works in the museum's collection and Bolton's Nature, an exploration of natural history.

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Museum

Aquarium

Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.

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Aquarium

History Centre

Browse our archives and indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre.

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History Centre