Take a step back in time to Lark Hill Place, an atmospheric re-creation of a typical northern street. Usually set in 1897, this year we have dressed our shop windows as if the year is 1918, to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.
The street has changed over the year of war – shops have less product to sell, partial rationing has been introduced and families who live on the street are dealing with the loss of loved ones on the front, or the returning home of wounded soldiers. The mansion house is now how to convalescent soldiers and a medical office. Take a walk along the cobbles and uncover the stories of the shops and houses with an atmospheric soundtrack to set the scene. Lark Hill Place was originally created in 1957 when may shops and houses in central Salford were being demolished to make way for new developments.
Many of the shop fronts that are in Lark Hill Place today were saved and restored. The interiors have been furnished and are packed full of authentic objects from the museum collection. Visitors can explore the street and dress up in traditional costumes to really get in the spirit of things!
Please note the street will be closed in January 2018, and will re-open in February 2019 dressed once again as a Victorian street.
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