Other attractions/things to see and do

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Working Class Movement Library

Islington Mill

Irwell River Park - Meadows

Studio Salford


Café at Salford Museum & Art Gallery

The Angel Centre & Creation Cafe

The New Oxford

The Kings Arms


Public Conveniences:

• Salford Museum and Art Gallery
• Salford Crescent Railway Station
• Salford Central Railway Station
• The Angel Centre/Creation Cafe

Car Parking

Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent

Salford Museum and Art Gallery car parking:



Traveline North West
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Salford Quays Link

National Rail Enquiries

Cycling in Greater Manchester

Events along the Trail

Islington Mill

Sounds from the other city

Salford Music Festival

Salford Food & Drink festival

Chapel Street Community Arts

Studio Salford at the Kings Arms:

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

With the popular permanent attractions of The Victorian Gallery and Lark Hill Place, as well as the ever changing temporary exhibitions, there is always something for everyone at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, from hands-on activities to modern art!

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.45pm Saturday and Sunday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Address: Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU
Telephone: 0161 778 0800
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Working Class Movement Library

The Working Class Movement Library records over 200 years of organising and campaigning by ordinary men and women. The collection provides a rich insight into working people's daily lives as well as their thoughts, hopes, fears and the roles they played in the significant events of their time. The Collection contains: books, pamphlets, archives, photographs, plays, poetry, songs, banners, posters, badges, cartoons, journals, biographies and reports.

Address: 51, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX

Telephone: 0161 736 3601  


Irwell River Park

Irwell River Park will be a unique concentration of international destinations, outstanding routeways and important connections at the heart of the Manchester City Region, creating the largest employment and investment location outside Central London.

Many of the region’s most important economic assets are found on the banks of the River Irwell and Irwell River Park will provide a new sustainable connection between them.

Irwell River Park will become Manchester City Region’s new international waterfront destination.

Embracing 280 hectares, Irwell River Park will transcend three local authority areas, provide inspirational waterside spaces, connections and placemaking, deliver new cultural, leisure and sustainable transport routes and promote excellence in environmental quality that will be abenchmark for 21st century sustainable regeneration.

River Park Meadows

River Park Meadows provides the northern green anchor of Irwell River Park. It will improve linkages between the core of the Regional Centre, the University of Salford, Chapel Street, Greengate and the communities along the Anaconda section of the river.

New cultural, media and heritage opportunities are emerging at Chapel Street and Islington Mill, creating a new hub for the creative industries sector.

River Park Meadows will also provide a link between Chapel Street and the University of Salford, helping to consolidate the knowledge capital linkages between the cities’ major educational establishments.

Key developments within River Park Meadows include:

Revitalising The Meadows, creating a six hectare ecologically focused green space with walkways and wetlands for local people, students and visitors to enjoy.

Two new footbridges will overcome the isolation of the area, linking the newly transformed Chapel Street corridor to the University of Salford and the historic Peel Park.

Environmental improvements along the Anaconda stretch of the riverside, facilitating a sustainable, accessible and safe linkage from The Meadows to Greengate.

New waterside spaces will help reinvigorate this stretch of riverside, linking communities in Broughton and Irwell Riverside back to the Irwell.


The Angel Centre & Creation Café

Address: 1 St Philips Place, Salford, M3 6FA

Tel: 0161 833 049

Web: www.socialadventures.org.uk/

The Angel Healthy Living Initiative promotes positive health in the broadest sense by responding to ideas brought in from the local community, and making them happen as quickly as possible. We aim to show people that they have the ability to influence their own physical and mental health and well being.
The Creation Café is open everyday Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm providing health choices food at low cost prices, fresh food, homemade cakes and a catering and buffet service.


The New Oxford

The New Oxford offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with a regular quiz held on Tuesday nights.

An acoustic/open mic night is held on the last Sunday of each month. Regular beer festivals are held monthly with many sought after beers from local breweries.

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-1am, Sunday 2pm-1am

Address: Bexley Square, Salford, Manchester, M3 6DB 

Tel: 0161 832 7082


The Kings Arms & Studio Salford

For over a century the three main buildings on Bloom street were the Corporation Gas Offices, Salford House and The Kings Arms. The Gas Offices closed long ago and the last residents of the hostel left in the 1990's but happily The Kings Arms is still in business. First licenced in 1807 The Kings Arms now prides itself on real ale, real people, real food, real music and real theatre. Over the last six years, under the current management, The Kings Arms has established itself as the best pub in the world.

With a good selection of real ale, fresh home cooked food, an award winning theatre space & music venue, artist studios and a lovely garden, The Kings has really found its place within the community as a meeting ground for the good people of Salford & Manchester.

Kings Arms: www.myspace.com/kingsarmssalford
Studio Salford Theatre at The Kings Arms: Studio Salford is an umbrella group representing and promoting several theatre companies, raising the profile of Salford as a viable artistic location and promoting artists from all over Salford and Manchester. Our performance venue is the intimate and unique space upstairs at The King's Arms.

Studio Salford: www.studiosalford.com

Address: 11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
Telephone: 0161 832 3605

Sounds From the Other City

Sounds From the Other City new music festival unites the cream of the local scene with the planet’s finest musicians and club nights for a sonic extravaganza.

Now Wave, Comfortable on a Tightrope, High Voltage and Hey! Manchester are some of the city’s hottest promoters hosting stages at this event which takes over Chapel Street.

Previous years have included landmark shows by Bo Ningen, Egyptian Hip Hop, The Ting Tings, and Marina and The Diamonds. The full line up will be announced soon, but will include 78 live acts on 13 stages as well as art installations, karaoke, spoken word performances, happenings and piles of fine booze and food.


Chapel Street Community Arts 

Chapel Street Community Arts is a not for profit organisation based in the Chapel Street area of Salford, England, and was developed by the churches on Chapel Street in partnership with local agencies.

Our mission is; To develop and deliver a range of creative arts and community projects that engage, empower and improve the quality of life of the local communities living and working in Salford.


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