Come and explore Salford Museum & Art Gallery and you’ll find there’s a wealth of history and art to experience and plenty of fun to be had.
Head onto the cobbles of Lark Hill Place, our recreated street and step back in time to experience what life was like in Victorian Salford. Get inspired in our galleries and discover historic masterpieces in the Victorian Gallery or see modern artwork from local and emerging artists mixed with work my famous pieces in our programme of changing exhibitions.
Our LifeTimes Gallery tells the fascinating story of Salford over the last 200 years, focusing on real people and real events, or you can do your own research and delve into the archives at the Local History Library. You can view our world famous collection of Pilkington’s pottery or check out and purchase jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints and cards from local designer-makers in our By Hand Gallery.
Children can enjoy quizzes and drawing activities around the building with our Explorer Trail, meet one of our historical characters on an interactive learning session or grab some sweet treats from Mr Tomlinson’s Sweet Shop. A visit to Salford Museum & Art Gallery also gives you the chance to explore the recently developed Peel Park, located behind the museum. After all that exploring, make sure you call into our café for a hot drink and choose from a delicious selection of hot and cold meals or one of our tempting cakes.
Our varied range of events also gives you the chance to explore Salford Museum & Art Gallery further. Whether its children’s activities during school holidays, getting creative at one of our Craft Socials, Yoga in the galleries, joining one of our art history sessions or experiencing live music or performance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Don’t forget to round off your visit by calling into our museum shop, where you’ll find a great selection of quality gifts, traditional children’s toys, souvenirs, local history books, prints or and even the chance to start or add to your art collection by purchasing an original piece of artwork.
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