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Future exhibitions

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.

Ten Plus @ Salford

Ten Plus TextilesSaturday 29 April 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. Rich, luxurious and ornate in texture and colour, the pieces on display represent a fusion of traditional textile methods with original and inventive ideas and creations.

Ten Plus Textiles was founded 25 years ago to work together and promote an appreciation of textiles in all its forms and now has 16 members working with fabrics and fibres in different ways. The group's work has been exhibited widely through the North West and as far a field as London and Dublin.

© Mishka Henner (2013/4). Image courtesy of Carroll/Fletcher.What's in Store?
University of Salford Art Collection

Saturday 20 May 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. These highlights are brought together to tell the story of the University of Salford's art collections.

© Mishka Henner (2013/4). Image courtesy of Carroll/Fletcher. University of Salford Art Collection.

Girls in queueQueues, Clogs & Redemption Salford

Saturday 10 June 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, sending tens of thousands to the seaside in the twentieth, and running a city gym for deprived teenagers and professionals working in the city in the 1980s.

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


The Clatter of Clogs Talk and Walk
Wednesday 28 June, 2:30-5:00pm, £5 including refreshments

Meandering tales of Salford slums, literary genius, gangland violence, temperance and a fight for human rights. A look at archives at Salford Museum, followed by a walking tour led by qualified tour guide Suzanne Hindle along the River Irwell and Chapel Street to the original Mission building on Wood Street just off Deansgate, where the charity is still based. The walk is followed by a tour of Wood Street Mission and refreshments.View full event.