Bolton Museum and Library

The museum reopened in September 2018 following a £3.8 million refurbishment which saw the implementation of a series of new galleries, most notably the Egyptology gallery along with essential maintenance to the Grade II listed building.

The scheme has been funded from one off capital funding, a contribution from Eddie Davies and a grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

The success of improving Bolton’s culture offer has already been proven as it has attracted more than 526,000 visitors helping to put Bolton on the map as a region that invests in cultural assets and engages with visitors to complement the towns wider regeneration and aspirations.

““Bolton’s Egypt is a wonderful showcase of our nationally important artefacts and the museum is renowned for its extensive Egyptology collection and a major tourism attraction for Greater Manchester and the North West. It attracts national acclaim and enhances our visitor numbers, boosting business in the town."”
Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Linda Thomas

Step into Egypt

The museum offers the opportunity to step back in time and find out more about ancient Egypt and its connections to Bolton, find out more…