Current exhibitions

The Open [1]Salford Summer Show: The Open [1]

North and Bluestairs Galleries
Saturday 21 July to Sunday 11 November 2018

Call for entries for the first Salford Open!

As part of our Royal Academy 250 celebrations, we launched an exciting opportunity open to all artists living, working, studying or were born in Salford to show their work as part of this exhibition.

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The Funeral Party by LS Lowry © Royal Academy Takeover

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019

This year, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Ordsall Hall and The Lowry are bringing The Royal Academy to Salford to celebrate the institution’s 250th anniversary, made possible with Art Fund support.

Museums and galleries across the UK will take part in a nationwide programme of talks, events and exhibitions entitled RA250.

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PRINT UnLtdPRINT UnLtd

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 26 May to Sunday 14 October 2018

Challenging and questioning perceived constricts and rules around printmaking, four artists have been commissioned to create new work for this pop-up exhibition.

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Photo credit: Lubna Ali

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Lark Hill PlaceLark Hill Place

Permanent exhibition

For one year only, as part of the programme of World War One commemorations, the museum has changed the street's theme setting from 1897 to 1918 to illustrate how World War One changed life in Salford. Visitors can explore the street and dress up in traditional costume to really get in the spirit of things! 

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Victorian GalleryVictorian Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Relax amidst the splendour of our Victorian Gallery and admire the paintings, decorative art and fine art. 

From the re-decoration and re-hanging of Victorian artworks, the gallery now includes all the old favourites previously on display, as well as works from our stores.

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Pilkington'sPilkington's Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Salford Museum's Pilkington collection is the largest in the UK. In the early 20th century, a local firm, Pilkington's, based at Clifton Junction near Swinton, Salford was one of the most important international suppliers of high quality decorative tiles and art pottery.

It contains examples of almost every artist and most types of ware produced by the factory between 1900-1958 and the 1970s. 

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By Hand GalleryBy Hand Gallery

Permanent exhibition

This permanant gallery space showcases handmade work by independent artists and craftspeople.

This is an opportunity to buy that special gift, or to treat yourself!

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