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Arts and crafts

Making Landscape 1778 - 2016

Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 10:00 - Today



The museum’s art collection is represented in a new exhibition, on the lower ground floor.

Entitled Making Landscape, the exhibition features a selection from 1778 – 2016, including stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs.     

The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal...

Animals and Us exhibition

Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 10:00 - Today

A new interactive, family exhibition is now open at Bolton Museum – with a tiny mouse as star of the show.

Leopold, the inquisitive mouse, has been designed by Chorlton illustrator Anna Violet and is the mascot for Animals and Us.

He will guide visitors through the exhibition, showing them how all animals – from insects to elephants – are an important part of our everyday lives.

The Animals and Us exhibition is in the new exhibition space on the...

The Smithills Hall Story exhibition

Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 12:00 - Today

This fantastic new exhibition will tell the story of Smithills Hall through the ages and the people who lived and worked there. Smithills Hall has been the centre of local life for over 700 years. The new exhibition spaces have been put together with the help of The Friends of Smithills Hall. The exhibition will introduce you to some of the powerful families who owned the house and estate over the centuries, but also the lives of the servants who worked behind the scenes. Pictured is Colonel...


Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 14:00 - Today


Developed by Seashell Trust, a charity specialising in helping children and young people who have some of the most complex needs and disabilities, CADS events (Children’s Able & Disabled Sports) are a series of unique sport, health and leisure activities organised by Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Young people can enjoy a range of fully inclusive and structured sports & creative activities within Bolton Lads and...


Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 14:00 - Today

The sessions are fun and jam packed full of different activities and we have something that every young person can enjoy in a safe, supervised environment. All the staff in the sessions are friendly, fun and easy to approach should a young person have a problem or just need a chat. It’s a place were they can come along and be themselves. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE INDOOR CLIMBING & BOULDERING CANOEING & KAYAKING MOUNTAIN BIKING ACCREDITATION ARTS & CRAFTS PERFORMING ARTS MULTI SPORTS...

Card making group

Mon 01 May 2017 at 13:00 - Tomorrow

Come along to our card making group every Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm at Westhoughton Library. Light refreshments served. £1 costs to cover materials and refreshments no need to book.

Junior Youth Club 9-12 years

Mon 01 May 2017 at 18:30 - Tomorrow

9-12? Feel too old for play sessions? Not old enough for youth club? Blackrod Young Peoples Centre offers a Junior Youth Club run by Bolton Play & Youth Service that offers support for young people during the transition from play to youth.  Young people have the opportunity to take an active role in their provision which can include; cookery, drama, trips and sports. Junior Youth Club sessions also address issues facing young people in a fun and engaging way to give them the...

Youth Session - 13-19 years

Mon 01 May 2017 at 19:00 - Tomorrow

13-19? Bored? Want something to do? Nowhere to go? Little Lever Young Peoples Centre run by Bolton Play & Youth Service offers a range of activities designed and delivered by you! Whether it be drama, sports, arts or music, our staff are on hand to help facilitate every session to meet your needs. Youth Workers are on hand to offer confidential information or advice on relationships, bullying, health issues, the law and anything else which may affect you.

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Free Play Session 4-12 years Term Time

Mon 01 May 2017 at 15:15 - Tomorrow

Bolton Play & Youth Service offer a range of free and safe child centred play provision across the borough offering activities within local communities for children and young people aged 4-12 years old. There are year round where children and young people can take part in lots of different activities including: arts and crafts, sports, drama, trips and accredited activities This gives the children and young people attending the opportunity to build skills and develop their confidence in a...

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