Bolton Museum Aquarium – A Fun Family Day Out!



Bolton Museum is a moderate size building housing local heritage, wildlife and history from continents around the world The Museum boasts something for the whole family these include:

  • Zeppelin Raid
  • Oak Apple Figure
  • Samuel Crompton
  • Clarion Cycle Club
  • The Bleaching Trade
  • Fire Fighting
  • Caddow Quilts
  • Slavery in Bolton
  • Watercolours, Prints and Sculptures
  • Exploring Ancient Egypt,
  • History of Toys
  • Tudor Life and Celebrations
  • Explore the Globe
  • Experience the Life of the Victorians
  • Prehistoric Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaur Bones
  • The Botanical Collection of over 60,000 Items
  • 23,000 Animals and Insects
  • Mummies and Jewellery from Egypt


Bolton Museum also has an exciting range of dynamic learning experiences for primary schools.



This aquarium which is down stairs and it boasts beautiful and intriguing fresh water fish which can be found the Worlds Rivers, lakes and streams.

The tanks that the fish are kept in are specially designed to mimic their own environment as much as possible. Some of the most popular fish you will see in Bolton Aquarium include:

  • Catfish

The Adonis Catfish will eat practically anything that comes near it!

  • Red Bellied Piranha

The Piranha is one of the popular fish due to its scary nature of devouring flesh within seconds.

  • Pygmy Glass Danio

This fish is one of the smallest fish in the world measuring approximately 12mm long

  • Panaque Cochliodon AKA the Blue eyed Panaque

Blueyes teeth have evolved so that it makes it easier to eat nothing but wood.

  • Kryptopterus minor AKA the Glass catfish

This nifty fish is completely transparent so they can hide from prying predators.

Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive
Le Mans Crescent
Telephone: 01204 33 22 11


  • Adults FREE
  • Children FREE  

Opening Times:

  • Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Closed Bank Holidays
Tags: ,
Previous Post
Cineworld Bolton
Bolton Places to Visit

Cineworld Bolton

Next Post
barrow bridge waterfall
FREE to get in Places to Visit Smithills

Barrow Bridge Village

Leave a Reply