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Special Offers at Bolt's Antique Tool Museum

Post Date:05/30/2017 3:58 PM






Seniors Day



Bud Bolt, the founder and proprietor of Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum, is always looking for another way to showcase the museum. Seniors can now visit this unique, one-of-a-kind, museum for half price on any Tuesday of their choosing.  Additionally, Thursdays has been declared “Lady’s Day” with no entrance fee for all ladies. Donations are always cheerfully accepted and a guided tour of the museum which has a special cooking utensil section can be included. There are lots of items that will be sure to bring back memories of days gone past.

The museum which opened in 2006 not only has tools that have been used in the United States, but also has tools from 4000 years ago including those thought to be made by Egyptians and Romans in 400 B.C. A barbed-wire collection, old gas pumps, blacksmith tools and 125 tools representing 51 different railroads provides insight into earlier days in the United States. A gift shop which has many memorable items including a special $1.00 table for tools to take home and fun custom greeting cards with a tool flair theme are available.

Each month an informative special talk is presented with the next one titled,” Edsel Automobiles” planned for Saturday, June 17th. All talks start at 10:00 A.M. and include a guided tour of the museum! The museum continually receives interesting donations and recently a special display of barbwire was found at a rummage sale and was added to the museum collection.

Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum is located at 1650 Broderick Street in Oroville and is just steps away from the Chinese Temple and Museum Complex, Centennial Plaza and the Feather River. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. and Sundays from 11:45 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Consider purchasing a Museum Passport which entitles the holder and three guests to visit five of Oroville’s Museums anytime during a twelve-month period. Passports are reasonably priced at $25.00 and make a great gift item! After, or before, visiting the museum spend some time in the Historic Downtown District, grab a bite to eat and check out the many unique stores.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the museum directly at (530) 538-2528 or the City of Oroville Parks and Trees Department at (530) 538-2401. The museum also provides a website abounding with details:




Press Release Contact:

Bob Marciniak
City of Oroville
(530) 538-2518

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