Outside the Museum
In the mid 19th century Salford Museum and Gallery not only housed artefacts inside the museum but also displayed a number of objects in the grounds. Some of these are still here today such as the statues by Matthew Noble. These include the Victoria and Albert statues that can be seen at the front of the museum. The collection also included statues of Joseph Brotherton and Robert Peel.
Amongst the more unusual objects displayed outside the museum were two sixty-eight pound Russian guns from Sebastopol, a six ton granite glacial boulder, a mass of Vesuvian lava, and basalt from Giant’s Causeway. Also in the grounds was the Victoria arch, a Venetian style gateway with side-entrances designed by Salford architect T G. Baker.