Salford has a wealth of independent clubs and societies exploring art and local history. You can find the contact details for these organisations here.

Please note these organisations are independent from Salford Community Leisure and we are not responsible for the content of any external websites.


Salford Art Club

Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery
Time: Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm for drawing, painting, demonstrations, talks and exhibitions
Phone: 0161 950 5019

For demonstrations and workshops there is a £1 charge which applies to both the club members and visitors. Prospective members are welcome to attend a couple of meetings free of charge before deciding on joining. Members from other clubs are welcome.

Follow Salford Art Club on Twitter – @SalfordArtClub.

Local History Societies

Chalk History Group (Charlestown and Lower Kersal)

Venue: St Sebastian’s Community Hall, 1 Douglas Green, Salford
Time: Fortnightly, every other Friday from 12.30pm

Eccles and District History Society and Local History Group

Venue: Alexandra House, 395 Liverpool Road, Eccles, M30 7HB
Time: Second Wednesday of the month, talks commence at 7.30pm
Cost: £3.00
Contact: Andrew Cross
Phone: 0161 788 7263
Website: Eccles District History Society

Irlam, Cadishead and District Local History Society

Venue: St Paul’s Methodist Church, Liverpool Road, Irlam
Time: Third Wednesday of the month, talks commence at 7.30pm
Cost: £2.00 for visitors, £1.00 for members
Contact: Deborah Yates
Phone: 0161 775 8708
Website: Irlam and Cadishead History Society

Salford Local History Society

Venue: Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU
Time: Last Wednesday of the month, talks held from 2-4pm
Cost: £2.00, visitors welcome
Contact: Roy Bullock
Phone: 0161 736 7306
Website: Salford Local History Society

Swinton and Pendlebury Local History Society

Venue: Swinton Library, 100 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 4AE
Time: 10.00am
Cost: £1.50 (where there is a speaker), £1.00 (other sessions)
Contact: Jean Applyby or Marjorie Williams
Phone: 0161 794 4570 or 0161 793 7847

Working Class Movement Library

Venue: 51 The Crescent, Jubilee House, Salford, M5 4WX
Contact: Lynette Cawthra
Phone: 0161 736 3601
Website: Working Class Movement Library