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Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive

Bolton's place of inspiration, enjoyment and learning. Enjoy the fascinating story of Bolton, its places and people, alongside brilliant displays of Art, Egyptology, Archaeology, Botany and Zoology.

 The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is currently closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal Egypt gallery project.

Visitors to the museum can continue to enjoy exhibitions during the refurbishment in two new galleries on the lower ground floor, next to the Aquarium which is open as normal.

The Animals and Us exhibition is in Lecture Theatre Two and features a broad selection of the museum collections. The family-friendly exhibition shows how animals feature in all aspects of our lives, including religion, sport, entertainment and fashion.

It is anticipated the museum will reopen to the public in 2018.


Find us

Le Mans Crescent
T. +44 (0)1204 332 211


Opening times

Day Open Close
Monday 09:00 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 17:30
Thursday 09:00 17:30
Friday 09:00 17:30
Saturday 09:00 17:30
Sunday 10:00 16:00
Bank holiday Closed Closed


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