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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 Women's Peace Crusade' film screening

Thu 09 Mar 2017 at 13:00

Join us for a free film screening about the women-led demonstrations of the socialist and internationalist Women’s Peace Crusade during 1916 to 1918.

The short film has been made by volunteers and archivists from towns in the North West. Bolton volunteers Barry Mills and Lois Dean, who were involved in this project will be speaking about the film.

Plus, author Ali Ronan will be  launching her new book ‘Crusading Women’ which tells the stories of the...

Meet Medieval Thriller writer Karen Maitland

Fri 10 Mar 2017 at 13:00

Master storyteller of dark, atmospheric medieval thriller writing, Karen Maitland, is coming to Bolton Central Library. She will be discussing everything from pustules to dwarfs and ghost ships to lost villages that form the background to her new novel 'The Plague Charmer' - a medieval thriller set in the time of the second and more terrible plague. Learn about the real stories behind the lives of some of her more unusual characters, as well as a mysterious medieval penal colony in...

Meet author Trisha Ashley

Fri 17 Mar 2017 at 13:00

We are delighted to welcome novelist Trisha Ashley to Bolton Central Library, to talk about her writing and brand new novel ‘The Little Teashop of Lost and Found’.

Book your free place via Eventbrite or call 01204 332211. There will be an opportunity to buy a...

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