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Bolton Town Hall

[Old picture of the Town Hall]

89k JPEG courtesy Westhoughton Library

Taken before Newport Street was pedestrianised.

You can go out of the town hall and into Victoria Square, or stand on the town hall steps to start a virtual walk around Bolton.

The original Bolton Town Hall was opened on June 5th 1873 by HRH Prince Albert of Wales. The first recital of the great organ in the Albert Hall was on October 21st 1874.

Bolton Town Tall was ravaged by fire on November 14th 1981. This destroyed the original, old Albert Hall, but the rest of the building was saved. This was rebuilt into the new Albert Halls and Festival Halls, which are several function rooms. It also houses the central tourist information and information centre and ticket office. They also sell a range of local history books and souvenir items, as well as detailed information on Borough services and facilities, such as the Leisure Card giving discounts to regular use of facilities.

To contact the ticket and information office by telephone, call +44(0)1204 334400.

Details on forthcoming events

(Although the information is out of date, it is being retained and will be added to).

Go into Victoria Square on the virtual walk

Go into Le Mans Crescent on the virtual walk

Back to the town hall steps

DISCLAIMER: Errors and Omissions Excepted.

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