Temporary closure of Bolton Museum
The museum will be closed while the Eternal Egypt gallery is being installed, but we still have the Animals and Us exhibition and a selection from our art collection exhibited in the basement opposite the aquarium.
More detail on the museum closure and temporary exhibitions
Work on Bolton Museum’s new tribute to ancient Egypt is now underway
A new gallery, entitled Eternal Egypt, will be built in the museum’s current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery.
It will feature a full size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III as its centrepiece and depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition.
In order for the work to take place, the museum – which is situated on the top floor of the building – is now closed to the public for the duration of the project.
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