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Heritage and culture

As one of the world’s first industrial cities, Salford celebrates its rich history and culture with an eye to the future.

We have many historic places of interest from the picturesque Worsley village and Bridgewater Canal, which played a pivotal part in the industrial revolution, to Ordsall Hall, the haunted Grade 1 listed Tudor house, while the Working Class Movement Library is one of the most unusual libraries in the world!

We’re proud to be home to The Lowry, a world-class arts and theatre complex attracting over one million visitors a year who come to watch West End musicals, world class dance and opera, live bands and famous comedians. The Lowry Galleries showcase changing exhibitions by one of Britain's best loved artists, LS Lowry, as well as paintings, sculpture and photography from around the world.

Just across from The Lowry is Dock10, the UK’s leading television facility where some of the nation’s best loved programmes are made.

Salford is the perfect place for music lovers, with an iconic music history, home to bands like New Order and Happy Mondays and award winning festivals and music events like Sounds from the other City, The Pink Picnic and We Invented the Weekend. The world famous Salford Lads' Club attracts visitors from across the globe looking to relive 'The Smiths' legacy.

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