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Hall I’ th’ Wood Museum

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Address: Green Way off Crompton Way, Bolton BL1 8UA, England
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+44 1204 332370
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Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Great little place

A local gem with lots to see. This place deserves a lot more custom. It is a lot more interesting than some properties held by the large national organisations.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A local gem with lots to see. This place deserves a lot more custom. It is a lot more interesting than some properties held by the large national organisations.

Thank BoltonMusicman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Probably one of the best "hidden" gems in the country , a small tudor hall on the edge of a sixties/seventies housing estate - very close to the railway station. Never has many visitors and parking is really limited with entry compleatly free thanks to the lever family bequest over 100 years ago Surely a very forward looking family and... More 

Thank Peter e
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164 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, Samuel Cromptons house where he invented Spinning Mule, good things to see, nice little coffee shop and gift shop, take a walk in the grounds, about 2hours should do it.

Thank mike t
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Well worth a visit to this site. There is so much history in this building that was created in stages from the 1500s. Lord Leverhulme, who gave it to the people of Bolton, collected a lot of objects and furniture relating to the age of the house. It is well worth having a guided tour if you can get one.... More 

Thank TripMember03232016
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We learned so much at this house. It is packed full of objects and tells the story of Samuel Crompton and the Spinning Mule. I had 3 young children with me and they raced around the house, reading the information. I recommend this house for families. It is a bit difficult to find and the sat nav took us the... More 

Thank Mrs H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very nice building however in the middle of a council estate. The surrounding area is a bit of a dump and the council can do a lot to improve the Museum itself. The building doesn't have a lot of activity and is not promoted as it should be. Turning this over to the National Trust might be a good idea

2 Thank SincereAdvisor
Preston, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is really thanks to Lord Leverhulme that we are able to visit this very old hall which was built in the 16th Century as he bought it in 1899 and spent a lot of money renovating it and gave it to Bolton Council. Part of the hall used to be lived in by Samuel Crompton during the 18th century... More 

Thank vivEngland
North West England, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

When we arrived, we were greeted by a cachophany of children's voices, the noise followed us around the building. We didn't see any staff and so assumed that they were tied up with the school group. The building is incredible, so many odd rooms and staircases and lots of artefacts and furniture, but very little information. The target audience here... More 

4 Thank Sue00do
Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner like to come for a wander round every so often, I love this building and it has such a lovely vibe to it. You can just imagine Samuel Crompton sat in the observation room designing his spinning mule. Once I was stood in there and a chilling gust of wind had come through which was quite... More 

1 Thank Kilort
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful 16th to 18th century house with Tudor extensions and very interesting historical facts about the family that lived there and who also created the spinning wheel. The house is set back mostly in the 16th century with all the original furniture just how is was. Fascinating and free to go!

Thank Sam N

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