Curatorial events

Date: Tuesday 5 July   Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Cost: free

    Age range: 0 - 100+

  • Booking required: No

Curatorial talks

Discover more about Bolton Museum’s collections with a range of exciting talks led by Bolton Museum’s team. First Tuesday of every month at 1pm. Free event, no need to book.

5 July


Join Don our natural history curator for a talk about the wonderful world of poo!

It can be used to build houses, make fertilizer or to cook food.  

You can also use it to identify animals and what they ate.

There is a lot more to poo than you might think!


2 August

Growing Up in Bolton Exhibition Tour

Meet Local History Curator, Matthew, for a guided tour of our summer exhibition exploring 100 years of being young in Bolton. 


6 September                              

William Smithies and the mummies of Peru

Our Curator of Archaeology, Ian Trumble, will explore Bolton’s ancient

Peruvian collections and the Victorian man who excavated them,

William Smithies.


4 October

The Bishops Underpants: ancient Egyptian textiles at Bolton Museum

Our Curator of Egyptology, Ian Trumble, will explore Bolton’s ancient

Egyptian textile collection, including some curious items of clothing!


1 November                     

Columns and Capitals

Our Curator of Egyptology, Ian Trumble, will explore the heaviest items in Bolton’s Egyptology collection, how they got to Bolton including some mysterious disappearances.


6 December

The History of Shopping in Bolton - Come and have a look at some of the treasures from Bolton’s archives which help tell the story of shopping in Bolton.

  • Special provisions:
    • No special provisions

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