The Bolton Museum and Archive website contains information on all attractions and services available at Bolton Museum, Smithills Hall and Hall i'th Wood Museum, including:

Collections

Around 400,000 objects covering a number of topics

Exhibitions

Details about current and future exhibitions

Aquarium

The only public aquarium in Greater Manchester

Acquisitions and disposals

How objects are obtained for collections and disposed of

Bolton Library And Museum Services

Bolton Civic Centre

Le Mans Crescent

Bolton

BL1 1SE

Telephone 01204 332211
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Upcoming activities

Upcoming events

Events in the next two weeks

THU
22
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
22
FEB
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
22
FEB
Fish Feeds
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:13:00-13:30
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
23
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
23
FEB
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
24
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
25
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
25
FEB
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
26
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
27
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
28
FEB
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
28
FEB
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
01
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
01
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
02
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
02
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
03
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
04
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
04
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
05
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
06
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
07
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
07
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
08
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
08
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
09
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
09
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
10
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
11
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
11
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
12
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
13
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
14
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
14
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
15
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
15
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
16
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
16
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
17
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
18
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
18
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
19
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
20
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
21
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
21
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
22
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
22
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
23
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
23
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
24
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
25
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
25
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
26
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
27
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
28
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
28
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
29
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
29
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
30
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
30
MAR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
31
MAR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
01
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
01
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
02
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
03
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
04
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
04
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
05
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
05
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
06
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
06
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
07
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
08
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
08
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
09
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
10
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
11
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
11
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
12
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
12
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
13
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
13
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
14
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
15
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
15
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
16
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
17
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
18
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
18
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
19
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
19
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
20
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
20
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
21
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
22
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
22
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
23
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
24
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
25
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
25
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
26
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
26
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
27
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
27
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
28
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
29
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
29
APR
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
30
APR
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
01
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
02
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
02
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
03
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
03
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
04
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
04
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
05
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
06
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
06
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
07
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
08
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
09
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
09
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
10
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
10
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
11
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
11
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
12
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
13
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
13
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
14
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
TUE
15
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
16
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:30-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
WED
16
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
17
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
17
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
18
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
FRI
18
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
19
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
20
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:10:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SUN
20
MAY
The Smithills Hall Story exhibition
Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road
Time:12:00-16:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
MON
21
MAY
Making Landscape 1778 - 2016
Bolton Central Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent
Time:09:00-17:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free