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The Victorian Experience

The tours take place in our Victorian Gallery where we have an informal tour of some of the paintings, and then we go down to our Victorian Street for a look at the shops and houses on display in Lark Hill Place.

Times available

The museum is available for group tours from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Tuesday to Friday and Saturday from 11.30am to 4.00pm. Please contact us for more information and to check availability.

Group size

We can accommodate groups of up to 40 people. Groups larger than 20 will be split into two as some areas of the museum have number limitations.

Cost

Guided tours during opening hours (as stated above) cost £3.50 per person or £6.00 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits. If you require a tour outside our opening hours please enquire for cost per head.

Length of visit

Please allow one hour for your tour, but you are free to stay for as long as you like to have a look around the museum afterwards. Why not take a stroll around the beautiful restored Peel Park at the rear of the museum.

Access

The museum is accessible for wheelchairs with an external ramp, lift and accessible toilets. Some areas of Lark Hill Place are not fully accessible but the majority can be accessed. Light levels in the Victorian Street are low to protect the objects and the floor has a cobbled effect.

Please advise us of any way we can assist your group when you book so we can make sure the visit is as easy as possible for all your members.

Self-guided groups

Self-guided group visits are welcome at Salford Museum and Art Gallery but we politely ask that you contact us in advance of your visit so that we can check that your visit does not clash with a pre-booked group, school visit or activity. There is no charge for a self-guided group visit.

Catering and refreshments

We have a beautiful cafe on site that offers hot drinks, cakes and light lunches. The cafe can get very busy especially at lunchtimes so if your group require lunch we ask that you liaise with our cafe to pre-order and reserve a table. This will be handled during the booking process.

Travel and parking

There is limited pay and display parking outside the museum at £2.50 for 3 hours. During term time at the University the car park can get busy but overflow parking is available at Irwell Place over the road at a cost of £4. There are three accessible parking bays outside the museum. We are on the main Manchester to Bolton bus route with regular services stopping outside the museum, and we are next to Salford Crescent railway station. If you require further details please ask on booking.

Coach parking

If you are coming by coach a drop-off point is available next to the museum by the University of Salford’s Maxwell Building, and we ask coaches to park at Farmer Norton Car Park. Again please ask for details when booking. A minibus baby is available at the front of the museum.

How to book

To book your visit, please Make an Enquiry.

Cancelling your visit or catering

Please note that late cancellations may incur a charge.

Have you visited Ordsall Hall?

Our sister site Ordsall Hall is a short distance from the museum and is a beautifully restored Tudor Mansion, just near Salford Quays. Tours of this fascinating building tell the story of 650 years of history and the colourful characters who lived there! The gardens are also a beautiful place to relax and enjoy.