Salford Museum & Art Gallery
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.
Find out more to help plan your visit including directions, opening times and facilities available.
We offer free admission and welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult.
The museum cafe will be closing at 1.30pm on Friday 20 July for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Planning on visiting the museum? See our visiting page regarding building works at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.