Tuesday, 13 May 2014

WW1 Commemorative Exhibition, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford, Manchester, UK

I managed to visit Salford Museum and Art Gallery on Sunday, 11th May 2014. This was my first visit and I found it very interesting.  Apart from the WW1 Commemorative Exhibition that currently features some of my panels in a whole corner to themselves, there are other rooms within the building showing a wide variety of exhibits.

We were fortunate enough to catch the final day of the exhibition of work by Salford Art Club and the standard was extremely high.  I loved the WW1 commemorative works with poppies, which included a really wonderful sculpture.

Photo:  Looking at some of the poppy pictures, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, May 2014

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was opened in 1850 and was the first free public library in the United Kingdom.   The building is one of those beautiful old Victorian buildings - built to last - and has withstood two World Wars and the advance of modern technology.   There is a lovely cafe on the ground floor - I can definitely recommend the specially prepared tea and delicious cakes.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Peel Park
Greater Manchester
M5 4WU

Tel.:  0161 778 0800


"Forget us not, oh land for which we fell
May it go well with ENGLAND still go well
Keep her proud banners without blot or stain
Lest we may dream that we have died in vain."

From the Patricroft Steam Shed, Manchester Roll of Honour

Photo:  Beside the Entrance Panel to the World War One Centenary Exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery until June 2015.