on June 10, 2013
In the Salford University near the lovely Peel Park in Salford (next to Manchester) there's a lovely museum and art gallery. It's called the Salford Museum and Art Gallery and it houses a free museum and local history library. They have a reproduction of a Victorian Street, Lark Hill Place with shop fronts and a few different types of rooms from homes that reflect both the working class and the "posh" types of houses/families that may have lived in the area at the time. The storefronts, such as a blacksmiths, music shop, pub, and a sweet shop, have lots of artifacts to look at through the windows. The art gallery has sculpture and painting and there are always temporary exhibits as well. When I was there the exhibit was on the local music scene of the 60s through 80s with vintage instruments, posters, records etc. They feature lots of local artists quite often as well. There's a little cafe and shop. The building is completely accessible with ramps and lifts. There's a lovely park, Peel Park, behind the university if you're so inclined for a stroll. There are lots of busses that go by The Crescent and Salford Station is nearby as well.
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