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

The next series of talks will seek to explore how the Creative Arts are still being used to communicate and challenge the people of Salford and beyond; with reference to local people and their heritage

1.30pm Monday 9th October

Danielle Rhoda – Artist, Illustrator & Animator originally from Poland who uses her heritage to produce inclusive work. “I gravitate towards illustrating different people and am passionate about depicting diversity in a delicate,
sensitive but also naive way.”

Saturday 28th October 2023

Salford Local History Festival

Fletcher Hall, Swinton

1.30pm Monday 6th November

Ben Andrews – Director of Beyond Empower and working towards an inclusive world. He is a writer of blogs and children’s books to help educate us about living with a disability and how we can all become more aware of this to reduce the barriers people might face. His new children’s book series is called ‘Better Places’ He is from Salford and experiences a disability himself through visual impairment.

1.30pm Monday 11th December 2023

Advent Concert at Salford Museum and art Gallery

Presented by the Telemann Baroque Ensemble (details to follow)

1.30pm Monday 29th January 2024

Talk about L S Lowry and his influence as a painter – brief introductory talk by Rowena George, followed by the film screening of ‘Mrs Lowry & Son’ (1hr:31)

1.30pm Monday 12th February 2024

Hannah Brown – is the founder of Humbug Art based in Eccles. She is a Masters graduate from Manchester School of Art and delivers art classes and creative programmes from her studio in Eccles, alongside running workshops
for community organisations across Salford & Manchester.

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.

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