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Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive

Le Mans Crescent

Bolton Museum has many collections of exhibits from fine art to Egyptian archaeology. Among these is the Mass Observation archive, consisting of over 900 photographs taken in 1937 by photo-journalist Humphrey Spender. In the Egyptology Gallery is a 3000 year old mummy and many other treasures from ancient Egypt including original stone columns from the ancient city of Heracleopolis. The Museum has a frequently changing programme of exhibitions.

There is an aquarium which has a successful breeding programme for endangered species of fish. The Madagascan pin-striped Dambas (Paretroplus menarambo) are the first ever to have been bred in captivity.

Additional Information:

  • Education services, please telephone for details
  • Gift shop
  • Most areas of the Museum and Art Gallery are accessible to people with disabilities, using the ramped entrance and passenger lift in the foyer.

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In Bolton town centre behind the Town Hall, 5 minutes walk away from both bus stations and the train station. There are a number of car parks nearby.

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive Postcode for SatNav: BL1 1SE


+44 (0)1204 332 211
01204 332236 Education Services
+44 (0)1204 332 241

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