Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing exhibitions. From contemporary art to local history interest, textiles to photography, community exhibitions and local artists, there is something for everyone!

Our permanent exhibitions include our spectacular Victorian Gallery, beautiful Pilkington's Gallery and our selling gallery, By Hand: the shop

Culture, Barricades and Badges:
Paintings (1980-2015) by John Sculley

Painting, John SculleySaturday 14th November 2015 to Sunday 21st February 2016

This is the first retrospective exhibition by the prize-winning painter, John Sculley. The exhibition includes works illustrating the social and political unrest of the 1980s, the humour of famiy life, the passion of football, as well as the artist's on-going admiration for the performing arts - music, dance, drama and circus.

Accompanying the exhibiiton is a collection of emblems and badges which as well as complimenting the paintings, offer a unique insight into the social and political history of the last 40 years.

View the press release.

The artist will also be hosting talks, tours and workshops throughout his exhibition, view the related events.

Digital Salford: Opening the City’s Photo Album

Digital SalfordSaturday 3rd October 2015 to Sunday 6th December 2015

Join us to celebrate the culmination of this Heritage Lottery Funded project, in which volunteers have digitised thousands of images from Salford's local history photograph collection for a brand new searchable website.

This exhibition will showcase a selection of photographs of buildings, streets and areas requested by the people of Salford, along with stories and memories that illustrate the important role they take in people's lives and the identity of the city.

More information can be found on the Digital Salford website.

The Lightfoot Letters: Maria Walker and Angela Topping

Saturday 12th September 2015 to Sunday 17th January 2016

Inspired by a chance meeting and an amazing coincidence surrounding a bundle of letters from the 1920s, visual artist Maria Walker and poet Angela Topping have formed an artistic collaboration that tells the story written in these letters through a combination of textile art, installations and poetry.

Visit the websites of Angela Topping and Maria Walker.

100 Years Ago: Salford at War

Saturday 15th March 2014 (due to close February 2016, end date to be confirmed)

Langworthy Road Military Hospital

'100 Years Ago: Salford at War', helps uncover some of Salford's unique stories from World War One.

This exhibition focuses on local characters, including the Broughton poet, Winifred Mabel Letts, Billy Unsworth, a solider from Ordsall, Albert Batty, who served in an ambulance unit and Dr James Niven, who helped fight the Spanish Flu pandemic.

View the press release

Want to know more about World War One?

Download our learning activities pack via our World War One Centenary website and think more deeply about some of the issues involved. The pack can be used without visiting the exhibition but it can also be used to accompany a visit and help young people gain more insight as they view the resources on display.

Take a look at our Salford Remembers booklet for an overview of some Salford stories during WW1 including work going on to commemorate the four year centenary and how you can get involved.

Visit our 'Salford Remembers' WW1 website for details of our up and coming events, details of how you can get involved and much more dedicated to the World War One Centenary.