The Salford museum in Manchester gives you a tour of Victorian Salford with original shop fronts and fascinating interiors. Set in Lark Hill Palace down Victorian Street, you can admire fine paintings, pottery and fine art at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. This museum is housed in UK?s first municipal free library and offers many activity programs throughout the year.
Dating back 150 years, Salford Museum showcases the colorful history of Manchester city and its community. The Salford Museum and Art Gallery is an intriguing mix of Victorian and 20th century architecture. The museum also houses the Victorian Gallery, a permanent gallery of Victorian art and collection of paintings, sculpture and local and social history. The Art Gallery also hosts temporary exhibition programs displaying work by local, national and international artists.
Salford Museum was home to the works of the local artist L. S. Lowry. This collection has now been moved to The Lowry at Salford Quays. An authentic Victorian / Edwardian setting has been recreated at Lark Hill Place, with cobbled streets, old shops and many other settings that have been collected from around the city. The museum also has huge collections related to Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War.