Bolton Library and Museum Services


August Bank Holiday

With the exception of Bolton Central Library and Museum which will open between 10am and 4pm, all Bolton Library and Museum Services buildings will be closed on Monday 25 August 2014.

Centenary of the First World War

2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War. Bolton Library and Museum Services are putting together exhibitions, events and projects over the next 4 years to mark this important commemoration.  


First World War Centenary


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

Ask Bolton Libraries

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

Ask Bolton Libraries 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

Historic Halls

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

Historic Halls section