Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive
Bolton Central Library and Museum
At Bolton Central Library and Museum we have a wide range of activities and resources to entertain the whole family.
Children can access fiction and non-fiction books and computers with free internet access and a wide range of online services.
Our Museum collection is full of exciting and fascinating objects from across the globe, from Japanese Samurai armour to South American butterflies; and Bolton's connection to Egypt is celebrated in our wonderful Ancient Egypt gallery displaying jewels, treasures, everyday objects and a 3,200 year old mummy.
You can also visit the aquarium which is home to an amazing range of freshwater fish from all over the world. Open since 1941, the aquarium is the only one of its kind in Greater Manchester and a must-see for all.
Children can enjoy a whole range of activities throughout the year including trails, themed weeks and talks, with special events at weekends and during the school holidays.
Entrance to Bolton Central Library and Museum is FREE so drop in for a visit and be inspired by all that Bolton has to offer.
Toilets, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive is located in Bolton town centre, to the rear of the town hall, on Le Mans Crescent. The museum is easily accessible by road via the A676, A666 and the A579. Bolton railway station is a 10 minute walk away with regular, direct trains to and from Manchester, Blackpool and surrounding areas. There is a bus station just behind the museum adjacent to Bolton Market.
There is a disability access statement available through the link.
If you've had fun on your family day out to Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive, tell us about it your visit, so other people will know it's a great place to go as well.
Le Mans Crescent
Telephone: 01204 332211
Free admission for all! Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details:
Monday: 8.15am to 7.30pm
Tuesday: 8.15am to 7.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.15am to 7.30pm
Friday: 8.15am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm.
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm
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