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Current exhibitions

Girls in queueQueues, Clogs & Redemption Salford

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 10 June 2017 to Sunday 5 November 2017

Wood Street Mission has been helping children and families living below the poverty line in Manchester and Salford since Victorian times. This exhibition looks at the work of Wood Street Mission from the days of 'rescuing' street children in the nineteenth century. 

These stories are told through panels, historial artefacts and a film featuring former and current service users.

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187What's in Store?
University of Salford Art Collection

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 20 May 2017 to Sunday 19 November 2017

To mark the University of Salford's 50th anniversary, this exhibition launches their art collection to the public.

A unique chance to see rarely shown works by artists including L.S. Lowry, Adolphe Valette, Liam Spencer, Cao Fei and Mishka Henner.

© Patrick Hughes, Wet Rainbow (1979)

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Mavis BentleyTen Plus @ Salford

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 29 April 2017 to Tuesday 5 September 2017

An exhibition of contemporary textile art by northern based collective Ten Plus Textiles.

The work includes hand and machine embroidery, needle felting, quilting, beadwork, patchwork, weaving and 3D pieces. 

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Lark Hill PlaceLark Hill Place

Permanent exhibition

Take a step back in time to Lark Hill Place, an atmospheric re-creation of a typical northern street during Victorian times. 

Visitors can explore the street and dress up in traditional Victorian costumes 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

Launched in October 2013, 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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Commemorative plateJames Bloomfield: In Service 1918-2017

Temporary exhibition
Monday 31 July 2017 to Friday 10 November 2017​

Delving into this fabulous rich archive, Bloomfield has created a truly special piece of work that engages with the audience directly and asks us to look at our history and the global legacy of the war to end all wars.

The outcome of this research is the creation of 226 commemorative ceramic plates.

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Tony Warren, image credit ITVFour Miles from Manchester: Tony Warren's Coronation Street

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 21 October 2017 to Tuesday 3 July 2018

With original scripts and other items from his career, this exhibition tells the story of Tony Warren, the Salford legend, on his path to creating the biggest and longest running TV soap opera, Coronation Street; an innovation of its time, telling the stories of ordinary people on an ordinary street. © ITV

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David CoulterThe Paintings of David Coulter

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 11 November 2017 to Sunday 11 February 2018

A passionate local artist, David Coulter paints scenes of Salford and Manchester that clearly show his love for the cities.

This exhibition in the Bluestairs Community Gallery is an extension of his work to show the extent of his paintings, subjects and distinguished style.

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Victorian Gallery, David SteedenOne Drawing at a Time: Salford and Manchester

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 10 June 2018

To help celebrate 10 years, this exhibition brings together some of the best local drawings from members of the Manchester group of Urban Sketchers, as they tell you their story of Salford and Manchester, one drawing at a time.

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