Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.
The museum's highlights include an important Egyptology collection, British fine and applied art, Mass Observation photography, natural history, ethnography and a freshwater aquarium.
The paintings collections includes a group of works by Bolton-born artist Thomas Moran and his wife Mary Nimmo Moran, works by Blake, Rowlandson and Turner, and a small selection of Old Master paintings by Colonia, Dughet and Giordano. A new local history gallery tells the story of how Bolton and its people were transformed by the Industrial Revolution.