Bolton Museum

Events and Trips

We have re-started our programme of trips and events for Friends.  The following will be updated  as details are known.  Our aim is to hold monthly events mid-week (i.e. Tuesday to Thursday).  Suggestions for venues  are welcomed by e-mailing

NEW – We have introduced an on-line booking facility to make it easier for you to reserve your place.  You will be able to select the event and receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder.  If you have any comments / difficulties with this (and not about the event), please e-mail

1.30pm Tuesday 25th April 2023


Meet in the Entrance
Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh WN7 2LB

Join us for a guided tour of Leigh Spinners Mill, an iconic Grade II listed building founded in 1913 by John Horrocks and Edward Crowther. This magnificent former cotton mill is described as one of the finest late era mills in the country. Now managed by the Leigh Building Preservation Trust (LBPT) the building houses a heritage centre, a computer museum (recently featured on Granada Reports), exhibition and gallery space, a community cinema and houses several local artists and cultural industries. The tour will provide an opportunity to view the engine house, mill lodge , scutching machine and various artefacts. There is a cafe in the mill for those wishing to have a drink or bite to eat before or after the tour. The tour will start at 1.30pm.

All Friends of Salford Museums’ Association are warmly invited to attend any of these events. Please use the on-line booking so that  we have an indication of numbers likely to attend.  On some visits there may be spare places in a Friend’s car so please e-mail if that would be helpful to you.  Do e-mail to find out any more information or to suggest venues for future trips.

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Salford Art Club  You can find details of Salford Art Club on their web page at