First opened in 1850, this beautiful Victorian building now incorporates a number of galleries, temporary exhibition spaces and the Local History Library, as well as the Museum Shop and Café for those needing a well-earned cup of tea and slice of cake or a perfect souvenir. The museum backs onto one of the biggest green spaces in the city, Peel Park and is right next to the University of Salford Campus.
Visit the spectacular Lark Hill Place, a recreated Victorian Street with authentic period shops and rooms or wander the permanent Victorian Gallery to see an extensive collection of fine art paintings, decorative arts and sculpture from the period. The Local History Library also holds a huge collection of photographs, documents and newspapers relating to Salford’s past, so you’ll be sure to learn about the area there too.
Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Salford Crescent train station.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery is just a five minute walk straight down the main road outside the station.
The cafe is open on weekdays Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm and on weekends from 11:30am – 4:00pm.
Unless otherwise stated, they are closed on bank holidays.
For more information on exhibitions and transport, please visit their website.