Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park
The Crescent
Salford
Lancashire
M5 4WU
England

Website

www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture-salford-museum-and-art-galley

E-mail

salford.museum@scll.co.uk

Telephone

0161 778 0800

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Salford Museum and Art Gallery
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Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.

Our permanent attractions include a Picture Gallery where you can relax and enjoy the splendour of the Victorians’ passion for painting and the decorative arts, or stroll down the Victorian Street and marvel through shop windows displaying their original 19th century wares.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’ and today, still houses the city’s Local History Library and archive. You can research your family history or simply indulge in the rich diversity of the library’s collection 65,000 local photographs.

Our learning and outreach programme allows everyone to get involved with the museum - perhaps taking part in a Victorian washday, learning new crafts or reminiscing with our memory boxes.

The changing contemporary exhibitions, history events and activities programme, completes a must visit experience for individuals, families, schools and organisations to come and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Library, Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Fri 10.00-16.45
Sat & Sun 12.00-16.00

The Museum will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Please note, the Local History Library does not open on Mondays

Admission charges

Unless otherwise stated, entry to the museum, special exhibitions and events and other activities are FREE OF CHARGE!

Additional info

We offer the following services and facilities for visitors with disabilities:
3 disabled persons parking spaces adjacent to entrance
Ramp into building
Lift inside building to access all floors
Loop in Reception area and in shop
Disabled persons toilets
Braile interpretation panels/tactile statues

The LifeTimes Gallery tells the story of Salford past and present through the voices and memories of local residents. Come and see what you can discover about life in times gone by.
The Victorian gallery has a number of distinguished paintings and a series of marble statues, specially treated to allow hands-on explorations.
Our other galleries are host to a number of interactive, family-friendly and contemporary exhibitions.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Lark Hill Place: Victorian Street
  • Landau Carriages
  • Salford Local History Library
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Langworthy Road Military Hospital

100 Years Ago: Salford at War exhibition

  • 15 March 2014 — 15 November 2015 *on now

'100 Years Ago: Salford at War', helps uncover some of Salford's unique stories from World War One.

This exhibition focuses on local characters, including the Broughton poet, Winifred Mabel Letts, Billy Unsworth, a soldier from Ordsall, Albert Batty, who served in an ambulance unit and Dr James Niven, who helped fight the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Dress of Deep Sorrow

In the changing part of this exhibition, we are delighted to host the Dress of Deep Sorrow, an installation by Ruth Fettis and Jo Palmer.

This dress tells the story of war, loss, the sea and love letters. It is inspired by the contents of a tin belonging to Ruth's grandmother, from Amble in Northumberland. The tin was filled with old photographer, embroidered cards and a field service postcard written from the trenches during the First World War from her 'young man', her true love, who went missing in action. Like millions of others he never returned home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/salford-museum-and-art-gallery/exhibitions

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Creative Sundays

  • 9 November 2014 12:30-3pm
  • 16 November 2014 12:30-3pm
  • 23 November 2014 12:30-3pm
  • 30 November 2014 12:30-3pm

Visit our WW1 exhibition and take part in various related activities.

Sunday 9 November - Dove of Peace
Sunday 16 November - Paper plate horse
Sunday 23 November - Poppy wreath
Sunday 30 November - Puppets

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/02/creative-sundays?time=1415536200

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WW1 Talk: Wilfred Owen

  • 10 November 2014 2-3:30pm

Wilfred Owen was of the most important poets of World War One, and had he lived scholars believe he would have been a major poet of the twentieth century. Born in Oswestry in 1893 he spent his childhood and teenage years in Birkenhead and Shrewsbury.

When war broke out he enlisted, finally joining the Manchester Regiment and won the Military Cross for bravery. This talk will look at his life and his most important poems. Followed by question and answer session.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/06/world-war-one-talk-wilfred-owen

World War One exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Tour of 100 Years Ago: Salford at War exhibition

  • 11 November 2014 From 11:30am

Following the minutes silence at the Cenotaph on the Crescent we are offering a free tour of the Salford at War exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/06/tour-100-years-ago-salford-war

photograph of poppies in field

WW1 Talk: Art and Symbolism in World War One

  • 12 November 2014 6-7:30pm

Explore symbolism in the art and memorials of the First World War with John Sculley, Manager of Salford Heritage Services. Followed by question and answer session.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of poppies

World War One Poetry: Readings and Panel Discussion

  • 17 November 2014 2-3:30pm

Poetry was the most significant creative expression to develop from the carnage of World War One. Join poets Cynthia Greenwood and Jim Taylor as they explore the art form with museum director, John Sculley.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/07/world-war-one-poetry-readings-and-panel-discussion

photograph of white poppies

WW1 Talk: Conscientious Objectors

  • 26 January 2015 2-3:30pm

Talk held by Steve Illingworth highlighting the story of conscientious objectors with a focus on stories from the region. Followed by question and answer session.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/06/world-war-one-talk-wilfred-owen-0

photograph of poppy

WW1 Talk: Visiting the Battlefields of the Great War

  • 11 February 2015 6-7:30pm

Experienced tour guide Colin Whitehead will be speaking about visiting the battlefields, trenches, cemeteries and memorials of the First World War. Followed by question and answer session.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/culture/whats-on/2014/06/world-war-one-talk-visiting-battlefields-great-war

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Family Fundays

http://www.salford.gov.uk/leisure/museums/exhibs-and-events/ordsallhall-familyfun.htm

An afternoon full of free, family friendly, drop-in activities, workshops and events, held on the last Sunday of the month. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How to obtain

Activities may vary so it's a good idea to phone ahead for details: 0161 778 0820/0821. Also, check out the online events booklet via the Salford Museum and Art Gallery website.

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