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Discover Salford - An Arty City

Discover Salford | A Cultural City


Discover Salford's wealth of inspiring venues and ambitious events and activities which have established the city as a leading cultural destination.

Art, creativity, digital, learning and leisure are at the heart of the regenerated Salford Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination and the new home to BBC and ITV. Featuring spectacular architecture and cultural events with The LowryImperial War Museum North and MediaCityUKThe Quays also showcases iconic sporting landmarks such as Old Trafford Football Stadium and Lancashire County Cricket Club at Emirates Old Trafford.  

Home of inspiring digital, interactive art, Quays Culture create new artistic adventures by bringing ambitious art experiences on a grand scale to the public.   Salford artist LS Lowry often sketched Chapel Street and would love the artistic community that has sprung up at Islington Mill, now one of the city's most popular music venues which have supported many thousands of artists through its mix of studios and galleries.  

Discover the city's fascinating heritage through many historic places of interest both on land and water such as the picturesque Worsley village and Bridgewater Canal which played a pivotal part in the industrial revolution.   Other highlights include Ordsall Hall, the haunted Grade 1 listed Tudor house, Salford Lads Club where visitors from across the globe relive 'The Smiths' legacy and one of the most unusual libraries in the world - the Working Class Movement Library. Originally the UK's 'first free public library', Salford Museum and Art Gallery now presents permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions. At Clifton Country Park, visitors can explore the industrial remains of the Wet Earth Colliery.

Discover the city's musical heritage with the Salford Music Map or enjoy a concert by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at their state-of-the-art studio at MediaCityUK or on the University of Salford campus at Peel Hall.

Annual music festivals include the Salford Music Festival in September and Sounds of the Other City in May.  From independent venues like the GK Gallery which combine their love of art with cake to major new developments like RHS Garden Bridgewater Salford is firmly established on the cultural map.

We could go on and on talking about all the cultural gems in the city but we hope you can discover them for yourself. Whether you're a visitor or a resident, you'll find inspiration with our suggestions of 'must-see' things to do in Salford.

Salford - a place where you find arts and culture on every corner

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