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Computer Mentoring One to One Sessions

Fri 20 Oct 2017 at 10:00 - Today

Join us at Westhoughton Library for free computer mentoring sessions for all abilities every Friday from 10am to 11am and 11am to 12noon. Please contact Westhoughton Library to book an appointment.

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...

Horwich Art Exhibition

From Friday 6 October to Saturday 4 November members of Horwich Art Society are displaying their work in Horwich Library.  Come along and view an array or work using different styles and techniques created by the local group. More details Add to your planner

An audience with Gill Sims: ‘Why Mummy Drinks?’

Fri 20 Oct 2017 at 18:00 - Today


Join us at Bolton Central Library for an evening of fun and laughter with blogger turned author Gill Sims.


Gill is the face behind the Peter and Jane Facebook Page and has recently turned her hand to writing. In her own words - it is: "The most...

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...

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