Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery Famous for our Victorian street, Lark Hill Place, we also have galleries and changing exhibitions. Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a hidden gem.

Situated close to the centre of Manchester it has been open as a museum since 1850, and continues to offer a varied programme of exhibitions and activites to this day. Many people remember visiting Lark Hill Place when they were growing up and 'The Street' is still in the museum now.


The Crescent

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 11:30am - 4pm
Sunday 11:30am - 4pm


0161 778 0800


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Our Story

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.

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