Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art GallerySalford 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.

Our permanent attractions include a Picture Gallery where you can relax and enjoy the splendour of the Victorians’ passion for painting and the decorative arts, or stroll down the Victorian Street and marvel through shop windows displaying their original 19th century wares.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’ and today, still houses the city’s Local History Library and archive. You can research your family history or simply indulge in the rich diversity of the library’s collection of 65,000 local photographs.

Our learning and outreach 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.

The changing contemporary exhibitions, history events and activities programme, completes a must visit experience for individuals, families, schools and organisations to come and enjoy.

Find out more to help plan your visit including directions, opening times and facilities available.

We welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is free of charge.

Friends of Salford Museum

The Friends of Salford Museum are at the heart of supporting both Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall. Formed over 50 years ago, the Friends promote, support and assist the improvement of the CIty of Salford museums and galleries in co-operation with their management and staff.

For more information please visit their website to keep up to date on events and activities. You can also support Salford's heritage by joining the Friends.

Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG)

Visit the GMMG website to discover and explore our rich and diverse collections across Manchester.