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Two exhibitions feature in the re-opened Lowry Galleries

Open Tuesday-Friday (11am-5pm) and Saturday-Sunday (10am-5pm). Closed on Mondays except bank holidays. (Excludes Christmas Day)

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry: An exhibition 45 years in the making is open Tue – Sun.

Christmas can sometimes feel full on so escape into the Lowry Galleries and add to our giant Calm Christmas wall from Sat 11 December. Share your suggestions about how to create a stress free Christmas, the small joyful moments and the people you will be thinking about this Christmas.

See the best of Salford’s own LS Lowry – an artist famous for his paintings of crowded city streets, and vast empty landscapes.  Highlights from Salford’s own Lowry Collection now include our most recent addition, David Lloyd-George’s Birthplace, Manchester 1958, an extraordinary empty city view that could have been painted at the height of lockdown.

Alongside are new loans including a striking self-portrait by Lowry, painted in 1938, shown as part of the COMING HOME project, which sees the National Portrait Gallery lend portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated.

David Lloyd-George’s Birthplace, Manchester 1958 was accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government and allocated to the Lowry in 2020.

COMING HOME has been made possible by the National Portrait Gallery, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, generous contributions from The Thompson Family Charitable Trust and funds raised at the Gallery’s Portrait Gala in 2017.

Our Galleries Supporters:


Art Fund
Noel & Alison Copley
The Law Family Charitable Trust


Visiting Information


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