Salford Museum

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Salford Museum and Art Gallery, in Peel Park, Salford, Greater Manchester, first opened in November 1850 as the.'Royal Museum and Public Library'. The museum and library was built to replace the Lark Hill mansion on the higher ground overlooking Peel Park. The library is said to be the first unconditionally free public library in England. The art gallery used to house the work of L. S. Lowry, but his paintings are now in the Lowry Centre in Salford Quays.

The gallery and museum are devoted to the history of Salford and Victorian art and architecture. It contains Lark Hill Place, a replica of a Victorian street, with genuine shop fronts.

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The museum is easily reached from the Greater Manchester motorway network. From the north, leave the M60 at junction 13 (A666) or, from the south, follow the signs from the end of the M602.


Buses from central Manchester , Bolton, Pendleton and Eccles regularly go past the Museum on the Crescent (A6).

Number 36 Manchester to Bolton - every 10 minutes
Number 37 Pendleton to Manchester -No.37 every 10 minutes
Number 100 Eccles to Manchester every 20 minutes


Trains run from Victoria Station, Manchester and Bolton train station to Salford Crescent station which is 5-minute walk from the Museum and Art Gallery. Directions: From the station platform, turn left and down the station ramp. Go straight on and across the University campus mini roundabout and follow the road ahead. Keep to the right and you will see the Art Gallery ahead of you uphill, slightly to your left. The entrance to the Museum is just at the top of slope and will be on your left hand side.


Opening times:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM1:00 PM - 5:00 PM



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Address:Peel Park, Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WU, UK
Phone: +44 161 778 0800
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