Salford Museum and Art Gallery first opened to the public in 1850 and ever since we have been welcoming visitors and adding to our collections.

The main museum collection is now one of social history, although originally the museum had a wider remit when it came to collecting artefacts from all over the world. One of the main ways we display our wonderful objects is through our reconstructed street, Lark Hill Place, which contains thousands of museum objects to recreate the feel of a Salford street in the latter part of the Victorian era.

Our permanent art display in the Victorian Gallery has recently been re-hung and now contains over a hundred works of art exhibited in the style of a Victorian gallery. The entire gallery has been repainted and new interpretation added to help our visitors to enjoy and engage with the pieces on show.

We’re proud to offer a unique cultural experience and hope Salford Museum and Art Gallery will remain one of the top visitor attractions in Greater Manchester for the study and appreciation of art and history.

Entry to the museum is free and with some much to see and do, as well as a popular café, it’s a firm favourite with adults and children alike and ideal for a memorable day out.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery is managed by Salford Community Leisure. We operate 40 sport, 16 libraries and 2 museums across the city, including the museum’s sister site Ordsall Hall, the Salford Watersports Centre, Salford Libraries and Leisure Centres.