History Centre services and availability of archives

Unfortunately we are unable to provide access to all of our material at all times. Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.


Availability of Archives and Reserve stock

  • To view material from the Archive Collections you must book them at least 24 hours in advance.
  • You can book by telephoning 01204 332185 or emailing archives@bolton.gov.uk.
  • Due to the nature of the material in the collection, some items may not be produced for conservation and preservation reasons.

Our opening times are:

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Fees and charges

  • Copying within the Bolton History Centre
  • Photocopies (each): A4: £0.20 A3: £0.30
  • Microfilm/microfiche print copies (each): A4: £0.80 A3: £1.60
  • Black/White computer prints (each): A4: £0.10
  • Colour computer prints (each): A4: £0.35

Enquiries

  • Up to 20 minutes of research conducted free of charge.
  • Additional research charged at £17.50 per additional half hour, £35 per additional hour.
  • £5 handling charge payable for all requests requiring photocopies or printouts to be returned by post. This includes 2 free A4 printouts and small letter UK mainland postage costs but normal charges apply for additional items and higher postal costs.
  • Enquiries taking longer than 20 minutes will be charged at the rates above.
  • £10 handling charge payable for all requests requiring photocopies or printouts to be returned by post. This includes two free A4 printouts and small letter airmail postage costs but normal charges apply for additional items and higher postal costs.