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A Christmas Carol - Dementia Friendly Performance

Tue 09 Jan 2018 at 14:15

Join us for the Octagon's first ever Dementia Friendly performance of A Christmas Carol

Date, times and tickets

  • The show will be on Tue 9 January at 2.15pm
  • The show lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and there will be an interval of 20 minutes
  • Tickets are £10 for people with dementia and a partner, friend, family member or carer can access free tickets.

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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...

Try a new sport or train with our coaches.


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,...

Youth Council

Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 17:15 - Today

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...

GM Mayor's Question Time

Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 19:00 - Today

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham is coming to Bolton to answer your questions, in a live-streamed event from the centre of the town.

Before Andy was elected to the Mayoral role in May, he pledged within his manifesto to – ‘develop new mechanisms to help people hold the Mayor to account and commit to holding at least one Mayoral Question Time in each borough every year.’

So far, four events – each hosted by a member of the local media, have...

Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum

Sat 16 Dec 2017 at 13:30


Join in our new Saturday Club at Bolton Central Library and Museum, where each week you can take part in free activities.


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Sat 16 Dec 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...

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