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We’re continuing with our phased reopening. You can now explore Lark Hill Place, our Victorian Street or make an appointment in our Local History Library. All visits must be pre-booked. Or simply call into our cafe or shop.
Please note that our upstairs galleries are currently closed but will reopen from 27 October.
Opening hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11.30am – 4.00pm
  • Wednesday: 11.30am – 4.00pm
  • Thursday: 11.30am – 4.00pm
  • Friday: 11.30am – 4.00pm
  • Saturday: 11.30am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday: 11.30am – 4.00pm

The cafe is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am – 4.00pm.

Take a look at our FAQs prior to your visit.

Unless otherwise stated, we are closed on bank holidays.

Visiting us

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’, which opened in January 1850, followed in November by a museum and art gallery. The building was a mansion house known as Lark Hill, which had been built in the 1790s and has given its name to our famous Lark Hill Place; a Victorian street within the museum.

Today, Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire which completes a must visit experience for individuals, families, schools and organisations to come and enjoy. When you have visited the galleries why not pop into our cafe or purchase a souvenir in the museum shop.

Our learning and communities programme allows everyone to get involved with the museum – perhaps taking part in a Victorian washday, learning new crafts or reminiscing with our memory boxes.

Find out more to help plan your visit including directions and facilities available.

We offer FREE admission and welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult.