Bolton Museum are celebrating the first birthday of their massive renovations with a party, and everyone is invited.

The free event will have a variety of entertainment available, such as traditional party games, face painting, balloon modelling, cake decorating, and circus skills.

Activities will take place 11am to 3pm on Saturday in the museum’s new galleries, Bolton’s Egypt, Bolton’s History, Bolton’s Nature, and Bolton’s Art.

Bolton Museum has welcomed over 275,000 people since their £3.8m refurbishment, partially funded by a grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

The star of the revamp, a full-sized recreation of Thutmose III’s tomb in Bolton’s Egypt, attracted almost 10,000 visitors on the first day of opening.

The new galleries have been supported by various activities over the last year in an attempt to prevent the national decline in museum footfall.

Events including late night openings, guided tours, and over 280 class visits have ensured that Bolton Museum succeeded in beating this trend.

Cllr David Greenhalgh, leader of Bolton Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see that the new galleries are attracting more people than ever before to our wonderful museum.

“Everyone who comes to see Bolton’s Egypt is blown away by the tremendous artefacts on display, its interactivity and how it manages to bring that fascinating period of history to life.”

The display shows off 2,000 items from the town’s extensive archive and is considered to be the best Egyptian exhibit outside of London.

Breightmet Library is also celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday. Featuring storytelling from 2pm to 4pm, a live Ukulele band, and games.