Visit

Plan your visit to one or more of our locations to enjoy the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and people, alongside displays of Art, Egyptology, Archaeology, Botany and Zoology, plus our aquarium and Historic Halls for you to explore.


Members of the public must wear a face covering in all Library and Museum spaces.


Bolton Art Gallery, Library & 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.

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Library and museum

Smithills Hall

Set in land on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Smithills Hall is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West of England.

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Smithills Hall

Hall i' th' Wood Museum

This Grade 1, 16th century half-timbered hall is one of the north-west’s most important buildings.

Enjoy displays of 17th and early 18th century furniture, objects and artefacts and learn more about the life and work of Samuel Crompton.

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Hall i' th' Wood Museum