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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...


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...

Try a new sport or train with our coaches.

Sun 30 Apr 2017 at 14:00 - Today


Wednesday & Friday 4-8.30pm / Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm

Our Junior Club provision engages with over 300 different young people every week and offers loads of different enriching and positive activities. Junior Club is dedicated to young people aged 8-12 years old.  We are open two nights and two afternoons a week, providing a wide range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, performing arts,...

Chair Based Exercise with Age UK

Mon 01 May 2017 at 14:00 - Tomorrow

Chair Based Exercise session

Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good.

Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture.

For more information call 01204 37879. Email or visit

Girls Group

Wed 03 May 2017 at 18:00

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Wed 03/05/17 18:00

With our sessions, we work with girls ages 13-19 in a safe, fun and friendly environment, whilst informally raising awareness and educating the girls on issues typically associated with young girls in today’s society.

The girls will get involved in a planned activity, most of which they suggest. So far we’ve had a Mocktail making night, dominoes and DVD night, and one evening we made trinket boxes.

Girls will be encouraged to work towards accreditations, and possibly...

Youth Council

Thu 04 May 2017 at 17:15

Open to all young people who attend youth projects, come along and have your say in how projects are delivered, help us with fundraising and funding. Take part in local, national and global projects. Build your CV and gain skills. Make your voice be heard!


The Youth Council is made up of Young YMCA Bolton members. This dedicated group of around 8 Young People meet on a weekly basis to discuss issues in the Basement Youth Club, the Bolton local area, national and...

Climbing Session

Fri 05 May 2017 at 16:30

Try a new sport - Opportunity to have a go at a new sport.. normal club entry fee applies - 50p

Tuesday 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Friday 4.30pm to 8.30pm

AGES - 8-18yrs

Normal membership costs apply - £3.00 per year.

Arty Babies!

Tue 09 May 2017 at 10:30

Calling all babies and their families!

Join us for Arty Babies - a fortnightly baby group at Bolton Central Library and Museum.

Arty Babies brings our collections and resources to life through songs, play and sensory activities.

Free entry, no need to book, just pop by.

Ironkids 2017

Sat 15 Jul 2017 at 08:00

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Sat 15/07/17 08:00

Children aged 3 to 15 years old can enter their very own Ironkids race during the Ironman UK race weekend. This 'run only' event will be held in Bolton town centre on Saturday 15 July 2017. It's all about fun and healthy living and each child will receive a race t-shirt and an Ironkids medal once they cross the line under the iconic Ironman finish gantry. The event is being held in partnership with Bolton Council.




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