Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery Welcome to Salford Museum and Art Gallery's page. Check here for updates, photos and exhibition news.

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.

Collections Corner:How amazing are these psychedelic food labels from our collection!
08/07/2019

Collections Corner:

How amazing are these psychedelic food labels from our collection!

06/07/2019

We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstance the museum cafe will be closed on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July. A selection of cold drinks and wrapped snacks will be available at reception - we apolgise for any inconvenience caused.

Photo Friday:Imagine catching this to Peel Park on a nice day!
05/07/2019

Photo Friday:

Imagine catching this to Peel Park on a nice day!

03/07/2019
Film and Video Umbrella

Be sure to join us tonight for the private view from 6pm - 8pm!
Opens 4 Jul- 3- Nov.

***Opening tomorrow***

'Everything I Have Is Yours' (2019) by Eileen Simpson and Ben White (Open Music Archive) is an artists’ film that takes as a starting point records produced during the first decade of the UK pop charts – 1952 to 1962 – and experimentally repurposes them in an on-going, exploration of the limits of sampling and the possibilities of live collaboration.

Join us at Salford Museum and Art Gallery for Preview: Everything I Have Is Yours tomorrow from 6pm.

Exhibition continues until 3 November 2019.

with Castlefield Gallery, Contemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection

Look what’s arrived at @salford_museum! This traditional wagon had been made by Salford’s Children’s Services and ...
02/07/2019

Look what’s arrived at @salford_museum! This traditional wagon had been made by Salford’s Children’s Services and our local Traveller community. Young people have constructed it from scratch using traditional skills and it’s been funded by @heritagefunduk . It’s here today, Wed, Fri,Sat and Sun during museum opening hours so do pop down! #traditionalskills #wagon #wood #paint @ Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Next week we are delighted to be hosting this beautiful traditional wagon, made by representatives from the Salford Trav...
29/06/2019

Next week we are delighted to be hosting this beautiful traditional wagon, made by representatives from the Salford Traveller communities and Salford Children’s Services.The project has been funded by @heritagefunduk and has used all traditional building techniques in the construction.The wagon will be outside the museum on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during museum opening times so do pop in to see the work and chat to the participants.

https://www.salford.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/info-for-parents-students-and-teachers/ethnic-minorities-and-travellers/traveller-wagon-project/

28/06/2019
Granada Reports

This happened today! Thanks so much to staff and pupils from The Friars Primary School and all our lovely visitors.

Visitors to some of our museums today may be a little suprised by the staff. Here's why:

Photo Friday:A very old photo today of the Palace Theatre on Cross Lane, Salford.
28/06/2019

Photo Friday:

A very old photo today of the Palace Theatre on Cross Lane, Salford.

Gallery Yoga returns at a new time this Monday! Starting at 12pm, and perfect for all levels, come and learn relaxation ...
27/06/2019
Minds in the Museum: Gallery Yoga

Gallery Yoga returns at a new time this Monday! Starting at 12pm, and perfect for all levels, come and learn relaxation techniques in the unique surrounds of our gallery spaces.

Tickets £6, booking in advance or turn up on the day!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minds-in-the-museum-gallery-yoga-tickets-54287070088

For 2019, we’re excited to launch our new scheme of mindfulness and wellbeing activities at Salford Museum and Art Gallery with weekly yoga sessions.Surround yourself with the peace and serenity of our gallery collections as expert instructor Lynn Boardman guides you through the practice of yoga. ...

Just two days to go until Museum Takeover Day!  We'll be welcoming year Six from The Friars Primary school who will be r...
26/06/2019

Just two days to go until Museum Takeover Day! We'll be welcoming year Six from The Friars Primary school who will be running our reception desk, leading activities and speaking to visitors about our exhibitions. If you're interested then pop in and see what they're up to 9:30 - 2:00 Friday 28th.

N is for... Noah's Ark! Like this one  in the window of the toy shop in Lark Hill Place. Toys with a religious theme wer...
25/06/2019

N is for... Noah's Ark! Like this one in the window of the toy shop in Lark Hill Place. Toys with a religious theme were popular in Victorian times when most children would have attended Sunday school and been encouraged to play with Bible themed toys to cement their knowledge. #victorian #toys #LarkHillPlace #Salfordmuseum

Collections Corner:These small metal boots are actually hand-made hat pin stands! If you visit our current A-Z exhibitio...
25/06/2019

Collections Corner:

These small metal boots are actually hand-made hat pin stands! If you visit our current A-Z exhibition you can see them on display full of beautiful pins!

If you're a maker and would like to sell your work in our By Hand gallery then now's your chance - we're calling for app...
22/06/2019

If you're a maker and would like to sell your work in our By Hand gallery then now's your chance - we're calling for applications in time for our July selection panel. Apply via a simple form on our website https://salfordmuseum.com/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibit-with-us/ - it would be great if you could share this post too!

Just saying goodbye to Year 6 from The Friars Primary school who will be taking over next week as part of Kids in Museum...
21/06/2019

Just saying goodbye to Year 6 from The Friars Primary school who will be taking over next week as part of Kids in Museums #takeoverday. They've worked so hard today training for their roles as front of house assistants and facilitators. If you're around next week pop in and see them in action. #museumtakeover #kidsinmuseums

Photo Friday:Sunday morning on Cross Lane, 1960.
21/06/2019

Photo Friday:

Sunday morning on Cross Lane, 1960.

Tomorrow is International Yoga Day, and to celebrate we've invited Holistic Yoga Festival to take over our galleries for...
20/06/2019
Minds in the Museum: International Yoga Takeover

Tomorrow is International Yoga Day, and to celebrate we've invited Holistic Yoga Festival to take over our galleries for an hour of workshops, demonstrations and talks from global leaders in the field!

The event is free so come along at 11am, or pre-book a space below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minds-in-the-museum-international-yoga-takeover-tickets-62572753791

To celebrate the International Day of Yoga we’re proud to welcome Holistic Manchester for a yoga take over of the museum. Join us for some light yoga, meditation and wellbeing, from internationally renowned gurus and thought leaders in the run up to Holistic Manchester’s International Yoga Festi...

Salford Museum and Art Gallery's cover photo
19/06/2019

Salford Museum and Art Gallery's cover photo

M is for... Marquis of Montrose as seen in this magnificent painting 'The Execution of the Marquis of Montrose' on displ...
19/06/2019

M is for... Marquis of Montrose as seen in this magnificent painting 'The Execution of the Marquis of Montrose' on display in our Victorian Gallery. #painting #victorian #Salford #gallery

Call for applications! We're looking for local designer-makers with creative, beautifully made work to sell in our By Ha...
19/06/2019

Call for applications! We're looking for local designer-makers with creative, beautifully made work to sell in our By Hand space. If this sounds like you then visit our website to fill in an application - we'll be reviewing these at our selection panel meeting in July. https://salfordmuseum.com/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibit-with-us/ Please do share this post as well to spread the word round the creative community.

Our Saturday Arts Academy are a perfect introduction to a wide range of different ways to be creative. Whether it's maki...
17/06/2019
Saturday Arts Academy: Crash Course in Curation

Our Saturday Arts Academy are a perfect introduction to a wide range of different ways to be creative. Whether it's making music on your phone, or getting to grips with sewing machines, each month we aim to give you new skills and build confidence.

This month is our crash course in curation. Perfect for those looking to how museums and galleries think about work, or anyone looking for a taste of working in a museum.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-arts-academy-crash-course-in-curation-tickets-55924094472

Our new monthly workshops and classes to help you learn new skills to further develop your creative skills. Whether it’s learning to translate your paper drawings to digital, or creating your own recordings, these monthly workshops look at great ways to take your work to the next level. In the las...

Photo Friday:What an incredible building! Salford Market, Cross lane, 1959
14/06/2019

Photo Friday:

What an incredible building!

Salford Market, Cross lane, 1959

Yoga can help reduce stress and strengthen your core, and what better way to start your week than yoga in our beautiful ...
13/06/2019
Minds in the Museum: Gallery Yoga

Yoga can help reduce stress and strengthen your core, and what better way to start your week than yoga in our beautiful galleries?

From 10 - 11.30 every Monday we're joined by an expert instructor for a truly unique experience.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minds-in-the-museum-gallery-yoga-tickets-59574036547

For 2019, we’re excited to launch our new scheme of mindfulness and wellbeing activities at Salford Museum and Art Gallery with weekly yoga sessions.Surround yourself with the peace and serenity of our gallery collections as expert instructor Lynn Boardman guides you through the practice of yoga. ...

Collections Corner:Any one fancy coring their apple with a sheep's knuckle?
11/06/2019

Collections Corner:

Any one fancy coring their apple with a sheep's knuckle?

We've got lots of lovely Father's day gift ideas in our shop.  From gardening aprons to fascinating local history books ...
10/06/2019

We've got lots of lovely Father's day gift ideas in our shop. From gardening aprons to fascinating local history books we've got ideas to suit a range of interests and budgets.

Photo Friday:It's a cute one today!
07/06/2019

Photo Friday:

It's a cute one today!

Are you looking for a peaceful start to the week? Every Monday morning we invite expert Yoga instructor Lynn Boardman to...
06/06/2019
Minds in the Museum: Gallery Yoga

Are you looking for a peaceful start to the week? Every Monday morning we invite expert Yoga instructor Lynn Boardman to join us in our galleries. Perfect for experts looking for a unique setting, or beginners.

Tickets £6 per session of £30 for a block of six.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minds-in-the-museum-gallery-yoga-tickets-59574035544

For 2019, we’re excited to launch our new scheme of mindfulness and wellbeing activities at Salford Museum and Art Gallery with weekly yoga sessions.Surround yourself with the peace and serenity of our gallery collections as expert instructor Lynn Boardman guides you through the practice of yoga. ...

Collections Corner:Today we've got a selection of beautifully carved cutlery from our collection to show you. The smalle...
04/06/2019

Collections Corner:

Today we've got a selection of beautifully carved cutlery from our collection to show you.

The smallest spoons are engraved with 'Renk'. Adolf Renk owned a pawn shop in Salford and when you bought an engagement ring from him you would also get an engraved gift like these spoons. If you visit Lark Hill Place at the museum you can visit Adolf Renk's shop, although we no longer sell engagement rings!

The lovely Ned from @worsleygin dropped in yesterday with some stock for us! We can't get over how gorgeous the bottles ...
04/06/2019

The lovely Ned from @worsleygin dropped in yesterday with some stock for us! We can't get over how gorgeous the bottles are. Snap up a gift set for £15 or treat yourself to a big bottle for £45. #gin #treats #worsley #Salford #smallbusiness #shoplocal

Huge congratulations to the wonderful volunteer team at  our sister site who have been awarded the Queens Award for Volu...
03/06/2019

Huge congratulations to the wonderful volunteer team at our sister site who have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service!

Yesterday we had the honour of awarding our Volunteers with the highest award 🥇 ‘The Queens Award for Voluntary Services’ To celebrate we had a bit of a party 🎉 Thank you to all our amazing volunteers for your dedication and support OrOrdsall HallaSalford Community Leisure

Looking for a different way to start your week? Join us every Monday Morning for Gallery yoga! Sessions are £6 or £30 ...
01/06/2019
Minds in the Museum: Gallery Yoga

Looking for a different way to start your week? Join us every Monday Morning for Gallery yoga! Sessions are £6 or £30 for a 6!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minds-in-the-museum-gallery-yoga-tickets-59574034541

For 2019, we’re excited to launch our new scheme of mindfulness and wellbeing activities at Salford Museum and Art Gallery with weekly yoga sessions.Surround yourself with the peace and serenity of our gallery collections as expert instructor Lynn Boardman guides you through the practice of yoga. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson are off to Cleethorpes this weekend so we are sorry but the sweet shop won't be open on Sunday 2n...
01/06/2019

Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson are off to Cleethorpes this weekend so we are sorry but the sweet shop won't be open on Sunday 2nd June. But whilst they are paddling in the sea on a well earned break there is still plenty to explore at the museum and in Peel Park!

Photo Friday:Busy shop fronts on Great Cheetham Street East, 1961.
31/05/2019

Photo Friday:

Busy shop fronts on Great Cheetham Street East, 1961.

We are delighted to be loaning some Egyptian artefacts to Houston Museum of Natural Sciences for display over there. The...
29/05/2019

We are delighted to be loaning some Egyptian artefacts to Houston Museum of Natural Sciences for display over there. These pictures show the journey of the objects from packing in Salford to condition checking in Houston! @hmns #Eygptian #artefacts #museumloans #museum @ Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Collections corner:We've got an odd one for you today - an ostrich feather fan!Disclaimer: No ostriches were harmed in t...
28/05/2019

Collections corner:

We've got an odd one for you today - an ostrich feather fan!

Disclaimer: No ostriches were harmed in the making of this post. Not sure we can say the same for the Victorian fan though...

Half term is here!
28/05/2019

Half term is here!

It's Day 1 of #HalfTerm and we've got plenty going on to keep the kids entertained all day long!

🌸 Sport & Performing Arts Camp at Ambrose Barlow
🌸 Tudor Playtime session at Ordsall Hall
🌸 Victorian Toys Through Time session at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

All this plus MUCH more! View the full programme below ⬇️
https://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/whit

If you're planning a visit to us during half term don't forget that we're closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays. Check out...
27/05/2019
Getting Here - Salford Museum & Art Gallery

If you're planning a visit to us during half term don't forget that we're closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays. Check out our website for everything you need to plan your visit https://salfordmuseum.com/visit/getting-here/

Opening times Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday: 9:30am – 4:30pm Thursday: 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday: 11.30am – 4.00pm Sunday: 11.30am –...

Photo Friday:Three chaps and their hound outside number 172 Great Clowes Street. This photograph dates to the 1930s.
24/05/2019

Photo Friday:

Three chaps and their hound outside number 172 Great Clowes Street. This photograph dates to the 1930s.

If you'd like to support us then there's lots you can do. We're always grateful for donations but you can also write us ...
22/05/2019

If you'd like to support us then there's lots you can do. We're always grateful for donations but you can also write us a review, recommend us to a friend, share our social media posts or make a comment while you're here. All these things help us to thrive!

Mr Tomlinson's shop in #LarkHillPlace has some amazing sweets on display, including these seriously strong mints! #sweet...
22/05/2019

Mr Tomlinson's shop in #LarkHillPlace has some amazing sweets on display, including these seriously strong mints! #sweets #Victorian #jars #display #Salford #museum.

Photo Friday:Here are Broughton Amateur Rowing Club at Agecroft. This photograph was taken around the year 1900.
17/05/2019

Photo Friday:

Here are Broughton Amateur Rowing Club at Agecroft. This photograph was taken around the year 1900.

What a great evening! Our galleries were buzzing tonight at the preview of @revealprintmakers exhibition. Thanks to ever...
15/05/2019

What a great evening! Our galleries were buzzing tonight at the preview of @revealprintmakers exhibition. Thanks to everyone who came 🥂 #art #Salford #printmaking

If you are coming to visit this Sunday please be aware that there will be some road closures in and around Manchester Ci...
15/05/2019
Transport for Greater Manchester

If you are coming to visit this Sunday please be aware that there will be some road closures in and around Manchester City centre for the Manchester Great Run. Good luck to everyone taking part!

This Sunday there will be bus diversions and heavy traffic in the city centre, Trafford and around Etihad campus.

I is for... Iron! The cottage in #LarkHillPlace has a flat iron warming on the fire, can you spot it? #Salford #Victoria...
14/05/2019

I is for... Iron! The cottage in #LarkHillPlace has a flat iron warming on the fire, can you spot it? #Salford #Victorians #museum #local #museumweek

Address

The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WU

Buses: from Manchester, Bolton, Swinton and Eccles stop outside the museum on The Crescent. Trains: Salford Crescent Railway Station is only 5 minutes walk from the museum.

General information

Salford Museum and Art Gallery has two permanent galleries, Lark Hill Place and The Victorian Gallery. The museum also has The Lifetimes Gallery which changes annually and three temporary exhibition spaces. Lark Hill Place is a wonderful recreation of a typical northern street during Victorian times. You can visit the shops and houses which include a chemist, a toy shop, a grocer and a blacksmith. The Local History Library has a wealth of information about Salford including photographs, maps and publciations. The library is open by appointment only 10am - 4.45pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with Wednesday opening from 10am - 8pm. Call 0161 778 0814 to book an appoinment. Our cafe has a great selection of cakes, sandwiches, hot, cold & alcoholic drinks.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 11:30 - 16:00
Sunday 11:30 - 16:00

Telephone

0161 778 0800

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