About Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery first opened to the public in 1850 and ever since we have been welcoming visitors and adding to our collections.

The main museum collection is now one of social history, although originally the museum had a wider remit when it came to collecting artefacts from all over the world. One of the main ways we display our wonderful objects is through our reconstructed street, Lark Hill Place, which contains thousands of museum objects to recreate the feel of a Salford street in the latter part of the Victorian era.

Our permanent art display in the Victorian Gallery has recently been re-hung and now contains over a hundred works of art exhibited in the style of Victorian gallery. The entire gallery has been repainted and new interpretation added to help our visitors to enjoy and engage with the pieces on show.

As well as the work to the Victorian Gallery we have also recently redeveloped our main entrance foyer, shop and cafe to give visitors a fantastic light and airy space to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake whilst reflecting on their visit. We are sure that the programme of improvements will make for a better cultural experience, and that Salford Museum and Art Gallery will remain one of the top visitor attractions in Greater Manchester for the study and appreciation of art and history.

Friends of Salford Museums

The Friends of Salford Museums are at the heart of supporting both Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall. Formed over 50 years ago, the Friends promote, support and assist the improvement of the CIty of Salford museums and galleries in co-operation with their management and staff.

For more information please visit their website to keep up to date on events and activities. You can also support Salford's heritage by joining the Friends.

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum and art gallery!