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Super snowman craft

Tue 02 Jan 2018 at 14:00

Come along and listen to a story and then create a super snowman from clay. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11. Free session and no need to book.


Children's Craft Club

Sat 06 Jan 2018 at 10:00

Come along to our new Children’s Craft Club on the first Saturday of every month.

There will be themed crafts each month for you to make and take home.

Free event, suitable for ages 4 to 12 and no need to book.


Making Landscape 1778 - 2016



The museum’s art collection is represented in a new exhibition, on the lower ground floor.

Entitled Making Landscape, the exhibition features a selection from 1778 – 2016, including stunning 18th century watercolours to contemporary photographs.     

The museum, which is situated on the top floor of the building, is now closed to the public for the duration of the Eternal...

Animals and Us exhibition

A new interactive, family exhibition is now open at Bolton Museum – with a tiny mouse as star of the show.

Leopold, the inquisitive mouse, has been designed by Chorlton illustrator Anna Violet and is the mascot for Animals and Us.

He will guide visitors through the exhibition, showing them how all animals – from insects to elephants – are an important part of our everyday lives.

The Animals and Us exhibition is in the new exhibition space on the...

The Smithills Hall Story exhibition

This fantastic new exhibition will tell the story of Smithills Hall through the ages and the people who lived and worked there. Smithills Hall has been the centre of local life for over 700 years. The new exhibition spaces have been put together with the help of The Friends of Smithills Hall. The exhibition will introduce you to some of the powerful families who owned the house and estate over the centuries, but also the lives of the servants who worked behind the scenes. Pictured is Colonel...

Coffee and Carols at Farnworth Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 10:00 - Today

St Stephen's and All Saints' choir will be bringing the Christmas spirit along to Farnworth Library by singing carols.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy their singing along with a nice cup of tea or coffee. 

Coffee and Carols at Little Lever Library

Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 10:00 - Today


Join in the festive fun as children from Masefield School sing Christmas carols at Little Lever Library from 11am to 12pm.

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