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Bolton Steam Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A great museum

A beatiful collection of steam engines used in the textile industry. Every engine is well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hans W
Well worth a visit

Had the pleasure of attending a private steam up. Various selection of lovingly restored steam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beatiful collection of steam engines used in the textile industry. Every engine is well maintained and the halls are spic and span. The volunteers are eager to tell you everything about the engines and what they were used for.

Thank Hans W
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Hans Thanks for your excellent review. You seem to have enjoyed yourself. Please come again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of attending a private steam up. Various selection of lovingly restored steam engines. Very helpful & informative volunteers.

Thank ccoates2
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi ccoates2 Thanks for your kind review. It's good to hear from someone who has attended a private steam day. We are glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place housed in part of an old mill, it that displays various steam engines all manufactured and used in the Bolton area. cheap to get in interesting for kids and adults alike. in steam days are limited so check their website for datesMore

Thank Soulie60
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Soulie60 Thanks very much for your review. It's certainly cheap to get in. ITS IS FREE! Come on any Wednesday or Sunday between 10a.m. and 4pm and we will be happy to show you machines of the types that used to power the mills...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As above but not somewhere to take young children.We spent approximately 1hour. looking around and found it quite enlightening.More

Thank JOHN F
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JOHN Thanks for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed the museum and found it enlightening but I am a bit confused about your comment 'not somewhere to take young children'. We have a lot of parents with young children coming quite...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is an absolute must for anyone who loves steam engines - but do come on one of the steaming days to get the full effect. The museum is run by a set of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers and it was a real pleasure...More

Thank Phil R
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Phil Thanks for your excellent review. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself on our recent Steam Day. Please come again. The last Steam Days this year are 28-29th December or you may visit any Sunday or Wednesday when we may be able to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrific day out today at the museum. A fantastic collection of engines and pieces of historical importance, laid out with easy access to view and very informative information available for all exhibits. Fantastic friendly staff, obviously very passionate and more than willing to provide...More

Thank denneym2018
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi dennym Thanks for your excellent review. We are glad that you had a terrific day out and enjoyed our collection of engines of the type used in the textile industry. Please come again. The last chance this year of seeing the engines in steam...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time to spend a few hours. Very knowledgeable staff, I could talk to them all day. Very welcoming place and I'll be back for a day when the museum is in Steam.

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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Michael Thanks for your review. We look forward to see you on the next Steam Day. This weekend Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attended with the wife and grandchildren who absolutely loved it. I was able to share the history and they were ever so keen to return. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

A well layed out museum a lot of work must have gone in to making it as it is. It was free entry and the guide book is worth a read. Just needs a bit more signage for its location but it's in the corner...More

Thank David P
Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi David Thanks for your kind review. You are the first to draw attention to the lack of signage we will consider our options in that respect.

Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a great museum to spend an easy Saturday or Sunday wondering around and checking out the engines. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, passionate and will gladly explain things to you, which makes the experience so much more fascinating. The engines are just amazing...More

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Peter W, Guest Relations Manager at Bolton Steam Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi JJ Thanks for your review. Thanks for coming. As you point out there are only four Steam Days left this year but we will be happy to see you on any Wednesday or Sunday when we will be at the museum working (not Saturday's...More

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Peter W
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Property representative |
We are open every Sunday and Wednesday from 10.00 until 16.00. We are "In Steam' on the following dates this year 2018 from 10 till 4.00 pm. Sunday and Monday 26 - 27 August Saturday and Sunday 27 - 28 October Friday and... More
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Delphine P
March 9, 2016|
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On Sunday and Wednesday from 10a.m. to 4p.m
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Delphine P
March 9, 2016|
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The museum is open in steam most bank holidays and every Sunday and Wednesday. When we are not in steam but will be happy to run some of the engines electrically.
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