Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Alex Saint
Salford museum and art gallery exterior
Tom Jeffs

Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU – Visit Now

The Salford City Council-run Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a friendly city museum with special appeal to families (its proximity to Peel Park, which the museum overlooks, helps with the latter). The permanent collection holds a few gems, but the real highlight is Lark Hill Place, a charming Victorian Street installation complete with costumes to wear as you explore. The building first opened in 1850 as the Royal Museum and Public Library – said to be the first unconditionally free public library in England (the Manchester Free Library opened in 1852 but was the first to be set up under the Public Libraries Act of 1850; the then Royal Museum came under the auspices of the Museum Act). Since then, the museum has constantly evolved, yet it somehow manages to seamlessly mix original Victorian and later 20th century architectural additions into a unified whole.

  • Peel Park, The Crescent
  • Salford
  • M5 4WU
  • View map

Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Wed: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thu: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sat: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free

Services and Facilities

Collection, temporary exhibitions, family events and activities, cafe, shop

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to all public areas

Things to do at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

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Take On Me at Broughton Leisure Centre

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Burning at HOME

Cinema 8–22 February 2019, from £5.50

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Theatre 13–23 February 2019, from £12.50

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Salford Royal Academy Takeover

William Roberts RA, Combat, 1966. Image courtesy of Art UK
Exhibitions 30 June 2018–24 February 2019, FREE

The Royal Academy Takeover: The Exhibition

PERSPECTIVES – Venture Arts
Exhibitions 1 October 2018–24 February 2019, FREE

PERSPECTIVES – around Manchester

Lowry & The Pre-Raphaelites at The Lowry
Exhibitions 10 November 2018–24 February 2019, FREE

Lowry & The Pre-Raphaelites at The Lowry