Bolton Library and Museum Services


Get Online Week 2015 - 12-18 October

The internet can make life easier in ways both big and small — and it can be much simpler than you think! Bolton Library and Museum Services are hosting a number of free events as part of Get Online Week.

We're here to help you get started!

See what's happening

Smithills Hall Tea Room

Visitors to Smithills Hall can now enjoy a cuppa with their culture.

The new pop-up tea room which is now open at Smithills Hall, offers afternoon tea, sandwiches, snacks, cakes and ice cream.

Smithills Hall Tea Room

Egyptology funding statement

At their meeting in March, the HLF North West committee agreed to award Bolton Council a grant of £1,884,500 subject to us securing the specialist support required to oversee the Eternal Egypt project.

Read more about the funding statement


Bolton's library service. Find information about branch opening times and all our other services.

Libraries section


Come and enjoy amazing history, art, culture and activities in our accessible and family friendly galleries.

Museum section


Browse archives indexes and plan your visit to the History Centre based at Bolton Museum.

Archives section

The Aquarium

Greater Manchester's only public aquarium, based in the Central Library and Museum building.

Aquarium section

Ask Bolton Libraries

A boroughwide Enquiry Service providing quick, thorough responses to questions sent by phone, fax, letter or email.

Ask Bolton Libraries section

Historic Halls

History and visitor information about our historic halls: Hall i' th' Wood Museum and Smithills Hall.

Historic Halls section