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Summer Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines, which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England.  Our oldest engine is nearly 180 years old, and most are over 100 years old.  Some engines are now unique - the only one of its type to survive anywhere in the world! 

We have an activity trail for the children, and full disabled access and baby changing facilities. 

The Engine View Cafe offers drinks and snacks, admission is free, with free unlimited parking on Morrison's Supermarket Car Park site


Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4EU

1.37 miles  
  01204 846490    
Advent Calendar Competition

Advent Calendar Competition

This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!