Future exhibitions | Salford Community Leisure

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.

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Queues, 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.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery, David Steenen

One Drawing at a Time: Salford and Manchester

Saturday 9 December 2017 to Sunday 10 June 2018

Urban Sketching started in Seattle in 2007 to share the world one drawing at a time. Since then it has become a global phenomenon with artists sharing this passion of on-location drawing, not from memory or photograph. 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.