Exhibitions Archive

Exhibitions Archive Section

We have exhibited the collection at many venues across Salford and Manchester. Check out our Events pages to find out when our next exhibition will be.

People’s History Museum, Manchester, November 2017 to February 2018

** Exhibition update – late night opening Thursday 14th December until 8.00pm – mince pies and mulled wine available!  Exhibition gallery closed for one day on Saturday 16th December. **


Following a successful opening, our current exhibition at People’s History Museum in Manchester runs until 4th February 2018. Featuring over sixty images from the 1950s and 60s that have never been displayed before, it includes photographs from all areas of the collection: shops, industries, furniture, schools, the annual Whit Walk processions, portraits and fashions of the period. The museum is open seven days a week, apart from Christmas holidays, and there are Meet The Team drop-in sessions on Saturday 6th January and Saturday 27th January 1-4pm where you can share your memories and join our family creative workshops. On Saturday 13th January, project co-ordinator Lawrence Cassidy will be talking about finding, conserving and showcasing the photographic archive from 2-3.30pm.  For more details see the museum’s website here.


Salford Museum and Art Gallery, June to October 2016


The exhibition is in the Langworthy Gallery, at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. It includes photographs of Salford schools, Salford industries, eg. Colgate Palmolive, Ordsall Lane and Agecroft Cooling Towers. Other parts of the exhibition include Whit Walks, Cheetham Hill shops, portraits and migrant ancestors. The Project Team will be in the Gallery to talk to people about the photographs and to collect memories, every Saturday afternoon in August. The Gallery is open from Tuesday until Sunday – for access and visitor information please see the Gallery’s website.


The Cheetham Cultural Festival, Cheetham Hill, September 2015

This exhibition was held at The Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill, from September to October 2015. It was part of The Cheetham Cultural Festival which showcased the histories and buildings used by diverse cultural groups in the area. We exhibited a selection of portraits, shops and buildings of Cheetham Hill, migrant ancestral photographs, maps and books,. This enabled people of the area to view lost places and people. The words of one visitor captured our aims, as they told us “thanks for putting the exhibition here, I’ve seen neighbours I hadn’t seen for decades”. The exhibition included creative workshops for children responding to the collection.

The Cheetham Cultural Festival Opening and Closing Events, September 2015

We attended the Festival’s opening launch and closing events at The Abraham Moss Centre and the Ukraine Centre, Cheetham Hill. We exhibited selected images from the archive and received a great response from audiences about the photographs. Many groups were involved in the event, which included live music and dance performances from ‘Orlyk’, a Ukrainian cultural performance ensemble.

Salford Local History Day, Salford, September 2015

The exhibition was held at The Neighbourhood Office, Ordsall. We exhibited archive images of Salford schools and also Cheetham Hill places and people at this event, which was very popular and there were also creative art workshops for children. The event included another exhibition of memorabilia and photographs by The Irwell Valley Mining Project, Salford. The event revived Salford Local History Day , which had been discontinued.