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Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Crescent | Peel Park, Salford M5 4WU, England
+44 161 778 0800
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£60 to £100 visit fee

I was visiting the northwest for the weekend, unfamiliar with the area or parking arrangements and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jcbek2018
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Wonderful building with good art collection.

An interesting art collection here, many RA artists, including Lowry, Hockney and Frink. Also an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bluestraveller33
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’, which opened in January 1850, followed in November by a museum and art gallery. The building was a mansion house known as Lark Hill, which had been built in the 1790s and has given its name to our famous Lark Hill Place; a Victorian street within the museum. Today, 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 which completes a must visit experience for individuals, families, schools and organisations to come and enjoy. When you have visited the galleries why not pop into our cafe or purchase a souvenir in the museum shop. 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. We offer free admission and welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult.
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Crescent | Peel Park, Salford M5 4WU, England
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+44 161 778 0800
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"local history"
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"toy shop"
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"sound effects"
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"victorian era"
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"victorian times"
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"dressing up clothes"
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"worth a visit"
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"airy cafe"
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"sounds and smells"
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"school holidays"
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"excellent exhibition"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting the northwest for the weekend, unfamiliar with the area or parking arrangements and followed a friend rushing into the museum both of us parking in front of the museum on Sunday afternoon to see the Coronation Street Exhibition. I very much enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting art collection here, many RA artists, including Lowry, Hockney and Frink. Also an atmospheric Victorian street containing shops and genuine artefacts. It was free entry but £2.50 parking. Good shop and well informed staff.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Salford Museum & Art Gallery is located in the University of Salford Crescent Campus area, an interesting complex of newly built and old red bricks buildings. There isn't really very much from the art point of view, but the collection of books of local...More

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Local History Library. We are sorry you didn't feel we had much art on display. You'll be glad to hear that we have an exhibition imminently due to open celebrating the 250th anniversary...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited to see this temporary exhibition and were not disappointed. The Lark Hill Place exhibit was also worth seeing too. Entrance is free too. Only worry was the car parking system. I failed to notice that I should have entered my car registration number...More

Thank David H
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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you lovely comments regarding the exhibitions we are so glad you were not disappointed. We have some exciting exhibitions and event coming up so we hope to see you at those in the future. We are sorry you had issues with he...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the fact that the volunteers are so dedicated and the Museum is a great place to visit. My only criticism is that it is not so easy to park .

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited here not really knowing what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. There is plenty to do for the whole family - the old street is amazing. Its great that there is a café for a quick refreshment before heading for the gallery. It...More

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon..

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Hidden within Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a Victorian street called Lark Hill Place. Due to it being 100 years since the end of the Great War Lark Hill has been redressed as 1918. This has not been a very dramatic change as it...More

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for you review. We are so glad you enjoyed Lark Hill Place 1918 and had the chance to visit our galleries. We are hoping to have them all re-opened by mid May. We hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I came across reference to this museum by chance (as I was looking for somewhere new to take some visitors and was attracted by 'Lark Hill Place'. This is the equivalent of the recreated street in the Castle Museum in York. I found a great...More

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for visiting. We are so glad you enjoyed the time you spent with us.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Spent a couple of hours here on a Sunday afternoon. Superb Victorian Street reconstruction, Coronation Street exhibition, plus the usual artworks.

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We do like to hear we can be part of an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely little hidden gem just next to Salford Crescent train station (part of the university) It's a free venue - parking is on site - pay and display £2 There is work going on in part of the art gallery at the minute but...More

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SMAG01, Front Office Manager at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's so lovely to hear you had a positive experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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Nevjan
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Response from SMAG01 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we hope a four year old would enjoy it here. We have quizzes and fancy dress for children to enjoy on a daily basis. We also have half term activities running all week. Admission is free but some activities are... More
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Hi, Please find the relevant information below. Opening times Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Friday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:00... More
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Hi I couldn't answer sooner as it had been a while since I had been and I didn't want to give the wrong information, anyway I have been again today ( 23/08/2016) with whole family of 5, £36 for us all to have wraps/paninis... More
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