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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...

Chair based yoga excercise

Tue 20 Mar 2018 at 13:30 - Today

Chair Based Yoga Exercise session

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

Join us every other Tuesday at 1.30pm to 2.30pm for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture.

For more information call 01204 37879. Email or visit


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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,...

An evening with Alice Broadway

Wed 21 Mar 2018 at 18:30 - Tomorrow

Come along for an evening with Alice Broadway!

Alice Broadway, author of best selling novel Ink, will be joining us at Bolton Central Library to give us all the inside scoop behind th
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Girls Group

Wed 21 Mar 2018 at 18:00 - Tomorrow

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 22 Mar 2018 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...

Bolton Central Library presents Karen Hamilton, C. J. Tudor and Olivia Kiernan

Fri 23 Mar 2018 at 12:00

Join us for our lunchtime crime talk with three exciting debut authors: Karen Hamilton, CJ Tudor & Olivia Kiernan. ...

Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum

Sat 24 Mar 2018 at 13:30


Join in our new Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum, where each week you can take part in free activities.


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