Bolton Library and Museum Services


Visiting information

Start here to find out about events at the museum and our other services and to plan your visit:


Redevelopment work affecting some sections of the museum

Wildlife on your Doorstep and World Bays galleries is closed (since 20th October 2014) due to display redevelopment and conservation work.

The rest of the museum is still open.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Greater Manchester Museums Group

GMMG logo

Bolton Library and Museum Services are a member of Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG)

This is a partnership of eight Museum Services in the North West.

Visit the GMMG website

Museum shop

Shop stock

The museum shop sells a wide range of items from pocket money friendly goods such as mini dinosaurs and cuddly stingrays, to souvenirs reflecting our Collections.

We have Egyptian replicas, world war memorabilia and Bolton tourism goods. We also sell crafts made by local artists, items linking to our current exhibitions and a wide range of books.

Eternal Egypt Project

A dedicated page detailing the exciting plans for our new Heritage Lottery Funding bid to revamp our Egyptology displays.


More on Eternal Egypt

Bolton Worktown

Bolton Worktown site screen shot

View photographs of 1930s Bolton taken by Humphrey Spender for the Mass Observation project

Bolton Worktown website

Collections overview

General overview of detailing what is in our collections.

Will be of interest to specialists

See the collections overview

Museum and archive policies

Acquisition and disposal policies for the museum and archives collections

View museum and archive policies