The Tuojiangosaurus (pronounced Too-yang-oh-sore-us) has been in storage for several months while the museum undergoes a major refurbishment.
To celebrate the welcome return of the popular prehistoric attraction, the museum is appealing to members of the public to come up with a permanent name.
The towering Tuojiangosaurus lived in China 150 million years ago in the Jurassic Period. It is very similar to the North American stegosaurus with protective back plates and a very spiky tail.
Bolton people raised the money to buy the bones of our dinosaur, and we think it right that a Bolton person gets the chance to suggest a name. Can you think of one?
Participants can enter at any of Bolton’s libraries or by using the form on this web page (see below).
The competition closes on July 14 and the best suggestions will be presented to a selection panel.
The winner will be announced on July 21 during a special dinosaur themed event at Bolton Library.
There will be a small prize for the successful suggestion.
The competition deadline has ended. Thank you for all your contributions!