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Making Landscape 1778 - 2016

Wed 24 May 2017 at 09:30 - Today



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

Wed 24 May 2017 at 09:30 - Today

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...

Try a new sport or train with our coaches.

Wed 24 May 2017 at 14:00 - Today


Wednesday & Friday 4-8.30pm / Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm

Our Junior Club provision engages with over 300 different young people every week and offers loads of different enriching and positive activities. Junior Club is dedicated to young people aged 8-12 years old.  We are open two nights and two afternoons a week, providing a wide range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, performing arts,...

Girls Group

Wed 24 May 2017 at 18:00 - Today

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With our sessions, we work with girls ages 13-19 in a safe, fun and friendly environment, whilst informally raising awareness and educating the girls on issues typically associated with young girls in today’s society.

The girls will get involved in a planned activity, most of which they suggest. So far we’ve had a Mocktail making night, dominoes and DVD night, and one evening we made trinket boxes.

Girls will be encouraged to work towards accreditations, and possibly...

Youth Council

Thu 25 May 2017 at 17:15 - Tomorrow

Open to all young people who attend youth projects, come along and have your say in how projects are delivered, help us with fundraising and funding. Take part in local, national and global projects. Build your CV and gain skills. Make your voice be heard!


The Youth Council is made up of Young YMCA Bolton members. This dedicated group of around 8 Young People meet on a weekly basis to discuss issues in the Basement Youth Club, the Bolton local area, national and...

Climbing Session

Fri 26 May 2017 at 16:30

Try a new sport - Opportunity to have a go at a new sport.. normal club entry fee applies - 50p

Tuesday 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Friday 4.30pm to 8.30pm

AGES - 8-18yrs

Normal membership costs apply - £3.00 per year.

Day of Song

Sat 27 May 2017 at 10:00

Join us for a day of celebrating many great poets and composers through a series of pop up concerts with Outreach Opera.


Sat 27 May 2017 at 14:00


Developed by Seashell Trust, a charity specialising in helping children and young people who have some of the most complex needs and disabilities, CADS events (Children’s Able & Disabled Sports) are a series of unique sport, health and leisure activities organised by Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Young people can enjoy a range of fully inclusive and structured sports & creative activities within Bolton Lads and...

Chair Based Exercise with Age UK

Mon 29 May 2017 at 14:00

Chair Based Exercise session

Help loosen your joints and keep yourself active, healthy and feeling good.

Join us every Monday at 2pm starting 30 January for gentle seated exercises to help improve mobility, muscle strength, suppleness and posture.

For more information call 01204 37879. Email or visit

Cinema at the Crescent - Pete's Dragon

Wed 31 May 2017 at 14:00

It’s half – term, watch this fantastic family film! Under 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments for sale.

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