An opportunity to be educated while you eat is on offer at Bolton Museum.
A new series of lunchtime talks begins on Friday, January 28 with More Museum Mysteries Investigated.
Bolton Museum’s senior manager of collections, Matthew Constantine, will explore some of the more interesting items in the museum’s collections, and explain what links Lord Nelson, a lost art masterpiece and a famous ancient Egyptian queen.
In February, Carolyn Routledge, curator of Egyptology, will give a talk on the writings from ancient Egypt, reading from letters that are more than 3,000 years old and looking at some of their funnier proverbs such as “don’t laugh at a cat”.
Money, Money, Money is the title of March’s lunchtime talk with documentation assistant, Erin Beeston, who will reveal the story behind the museum’s extensive collection of coins, tokens and other treasures.
While the nation celebrates the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April, audiences in Bolton can enjoy a nostalgic look at how Bolton has celebrated royal events in the past.
May’s talk will look at the bloodthirsty work of the humble ladybird in Garden Gangsters by Don Stenhouse, the curator of natural history.
Finally, Matthew Constantine will return in June with a look at Bolton’s involvement in the English Civil War.
All talks take place in the Lecture Theatre, which is situated in the basement of the museum, on the last Friday of the month, excluding the royal wedding talk which takes place on Thursday, April 28.
The talks are from 1pm to 1.30pm and are free to attend. Free tea and coffee is provided and people can enjoy their lunch while listening to the talk if they wish.
A fresh series of talks will take place from June onwards.
For information on events at Bolton Museum, visit the website.