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Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’, which opened in January 1850. 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 from its home adjacent to our Peel Building on Peel Park campus. We’d also recommend a visit to the gift shop, which showcases work from local artists and designers, and don’t forget to sample one of the cafes homemade cakes!