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Tour Dates

2 Dec 2023 – 24 Feb 2024 Gallery Oldham
2 Mar 2024 – 30 Mar 2024 Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
19 April 2024 – 27 July 2024 Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
19 Aug – 1 Sep 2024 National Football Museum, Manchester
28 September 2024 – 1 March 2025 Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury

LS Lowry’s masterpiece Going to the Match has recently left its home here at The Lowry, Salford and begun a year-long tour of five North West venues. The tour started in December 2023 at Gallery Oldham where the painting will be on display until 24th February 2024. LS Lowry’s painting will then tour to The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead, the National Football Museum, Manchester and finally Bury Art Museum.

Boosted by a £95,000 grant from Arts Council England through its National Lottery Project Grants programme, the tour will mean this iconic painting can be enjoyed by the widest possible audience across the region. The Lowry and the touring venues are working together to ensure that as well as being on display in their galleries, Going to the Match will be a focus and inspiration for creative workshops, projects in schools, family days and much more.

The 1953 painting by Salfordian LS Lowry shows fans arriving for a Bolton Wanderers game at their former home, Burnden Park. The painting’s iconic status has been recognised and enjoyed by visitors of all ages: those who love art, those who love football and anyone familiar with the excitement of a ‘match day.’ 

Each tour venue will work with their own audiences, local schools and communities as well as their own local football clubs to develop a programme of events that will reach and engage as many people as possible. 


Find out more about the work of LS Lowry

Catch the tour at a venue near you: 

Gallery Oldham 

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool 

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead 

National Football Museum, Manchester

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury  

Going to the Match was acquired in 2022 thanks to a generous gift from the Law Family Charitable Foundation. The tour has been supported by a grant from Arts Council England through its National Lottery Project Grants programme with additional support from The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation.

Andrew and Zoë Law Galleries are located in The Lowry


The Galleries are free to enter for all

Donations are welcome


Tues – Fri 11.00 – 17.00​

Sat & Sun: 10.00 – 17.00