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City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester. With the Industrial Revolution, Salford and its neighbours grew along with its textile industry. The city and its industries experienced decline throughout much of the 20th century, until the 1990s. Since then, parts of Salford have undergone regeneration, especially Salford Quays, home of BBC North.

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Media City UK

Media City UK Centred around a waterfront public realm area twice the size of London's Trafalgar Square, MediaCityUK is a destination in its own right, complete with bars, cafés and restaurants. The BBC, who are based here, offer tours of their facilities - which present a chance to take a peek into their offices and studios where they make some amazing shows. Many of the shows require audiences, so if you’d like to apply for tickets for a show, please follow the links on the web site.

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Ordsall Hall

Ordsall Hall is a historic house and a former stately home. It dates back more than 750 years, although the oldest surviving parts of the present hall were built in the 15th century. it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

Open to visitors 5 days a week throughout the year.

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The Quays

The Quays Live theatre, the best of cinema and one of the country's finest museums.

The Quays offers a fantastic choice of things to do and see. Previously the site of Manchester Docks, it became one of the first and largest urban regeneration projects in the United Kingdom following the closure of the dockyards in 1982.

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Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Salford Museum & Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities.

The art gallery used to house the work of L. S. Lowry, but his paintings are now at The Lowry in Salford Quays.
The building is located in the heart of the University of Salford

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Lowry Theatre

Lowry Theatre situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays is named after the early 20th century painter, L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England.

At the core of the complex are two theatres and a drama studio.
The Lyric Theatre has 1,730 seats while the Quays has 466.