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Making Landscape 1778 - 2016



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

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...

Bolton Family History Helpdesk at Blackrod Library

Sat 22 Sep 2018 at 10:00 - Tomorrow

Would you like to start tracing your family tree? Hit a brick wall in your research, not sure how to overcome it? Bolton Family History Society will be available with advice on how to trace your family history. There’s no need to book just come along to Blackrod Library, from 10am to 12pm on:

Saturday 22 September, Saturday 20 October, Saturday 17 November and Saturday 15 December. If you have any queries please call Blackrod Library on 01204 332380.

Bolton Family History Society course at Blackrod Library

Mon 01 Oct 2018 at 10:00

Bolton Family History Society will be running a five week course to show you how to trace your family history. You will be looking at certificates, census returns, parish and burial records, newspapers and websites which will help you.

The course is run by Bolton Family History Society. The sessions will run from 10am to 12pm and start on Monday 1 October until Monday 29 October. The cost for the five workshops is £20. For further information please call Blackrod Library on...

Local History Group

Mon 01 Oct 2018 at 14:00


Join in our free and friendly informal local history group on the first Monday of every month from 2pm to 4pm.


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