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Visiting Salford Museum & Art Gallery update: September 2021

From Tuesday 7 September we are removing the requirement for pre-booking and will be able to accept walk up visitors. However, we do still have some restrictions in areas of the museum so we are encouraging people to pre-book online prior to their visit of they can to help us to manage numbers.

We encourage all visitors to socially distance and wear a mask if possible.

Opening hours (Museum & Café)
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  • 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

We offer FREE admission and welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult. Find out more to help plan your visit including directions and facilities available. You can also take a look at our FAQs.

Unless otherwise stated, we are closed on bank holidays.

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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 café 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.