Bolton Museum

Events and Trips

We have re-started our programme of trips and events for Friends.  The following will be updated  as details are known.  Our aim is to hold monthly events mid-week (i.e. Tuesday to Thursday).  Suggestions for venues  are welcomed by e-mailing

NEW – We have introduced an on-line booking facility to make it easier for you to reserve your place.  You will be able to select the event and receive an e-mail confirmation and reminder.  If you have any comments / difficulties with this (and not about the event), please e-mail

FSMA Christmas Lunch   We have provisionally booked our Christmas lunch for Wednesday 14th December at Buile Hill Park.  This will be a 3 course meal with coffee and mince pies and entertainment for £23.  It includes Roasted red pepper soup, Traditional turkey Christmas dinner or salmon, and Christmas pudding or trifle.  An early indication of numbers would be helpful.  If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail Monica at now so we can reserve the appropriate number of places.

Wednesday August 24th 2022

Salford Lads Club

Coronation Street, Salford M5 3RX

Salford Lads’ Club ( is a recreational Club in a building of iconic status at the corner of St. Ignatius Walk and Coronation Street.  The building gained listed status in 2003 as its tiled interior is virtually unchanged with original fittings and includes a boxing ring, snooker rooms and a gym with a viewing balcony.  It was used for the sleeve of The Smiths album The Queen Is Dead, and, in 2007, came third in a nationwide hunt to find the most iconic building in the country.

We have arranged an hour-long tour at 2pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022.  This will be followed by tea and biscuits for a total cost of £4 per person.  There is very limited parking around the building so those intending to drive are advised to park in Sainsbury’s car park (on Regent Road) that will involve a 400 yard walk.  Bus service 33 from Eccles stops near that car park and is the best way to get to the Club by public transport.

By sheer coincidence, our visit will coincide with 113th anniversary of the day on which the first Ordsall boys entered the Club: Robert Baden-Powell formally opened the Salford Lads Club the following January.

Unfortunately it has not been possible to arrange a suitable trip during September
1.30pm Monday October 24th 2022
A talk at the Museum and Art Gallery
(Speaker and topic being finalised)
1.30pm Monday November 21st 2022
An illustrated talk at Salford Museum and Art Gallery by Natalie Bradbury
‘Public Sculptures in Salford’

Natalie Bradbury is a writer, editor and researcher based in Greater Manchester with a passion for education, art, architecture and urbanism, and local and regional history.

Her enthusiasm for archival research, and interest in twentieth-century British history and public art, led her to undertake a PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.

All Friends of Salford Museums’ Association are warmly invited to attend any of these events. Please use the on-line booking so that  we have an indication of numbers likely to attend.  On some visits there may be spare places in a Friend’s car so please e-mail if that would be helpful to you.  Do e-mail to find out any more information or to suggest venues for future trips.

To find out about What’s On at the Museum and Hall, please visit:  or

Salford Art Club  You can find details of Salford Art Club on their web page at