Bolton Library and Museum Services


Archives resources

History Centre temporary closure

As part of the work towards building the new Eternal Egypt gallery the History Centre will be moving to its new permanent home on the ground floor in the Central Library.

The History Centre closes on Sunday, October 23 and reopens on Monday, November 28.

Information about the range of services and resources available at the Bolton Archives History Centre.

Some of the resources here will help you to prepare for your visit to the archives.

The Archives Indexes list the reference resources that are available in the centre.

Please refer to availability of archives and reserve stock before visiting. Some resources are only accessible on certain days.

Visiting information

Plan your visit to Bolton Archives at the History Centre:

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

Archives Indexes

For all our rescources that are off line you can view indexes that list what material is available in the History Centre

View Archives Indexes

Availability of archives and reserve stock

Unfortunately we cannot provide access to all of our material all of the time. Please plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

Check availability of stock

Bill Naughton Collection

There is an extensive collection of material related to local Playwright Bill Naughton, including original manuscripts and autobiographies.

View more about Bill Naughton