Proud of SalfordImperial War Museum NorthIWM Norths multi-award winning building, designed by Daniel Libeskind, represents aglobe shattered by conflict.Inside, we continue to explore the impact of war by bringingthe stories of real people to life through powerful and thought-provoking exhibitions anddisplays.http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-northThe multi-award winning IWM North opened on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canalon 5 July 2002 and has since welcomed over two million visitors. It is the youngest ofIWM’s five branches and the first outside the south-east of England. It is the first UKbuilding to be designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and represents aglobe shattered by conflict.http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north/aboutLancashire Mining MuseumOn the edge of Chat Moss, in an area once full of collieries, lies the picturesque village ofAstley Green. In the heart of the village stands Astley Green Colliery Museum which, but forthe foresight of Lancashire County Council and several leading figures within thecommunity, would have suffered the same fate as the other collieries in the area, totaldemolition. It was the uniqueness of the 3,300 hp twin tandem compound steam windingengine that brought the demolition to a halt. As the result of the intervention, the museumhouses Lancashires only surviving headgear and engine house, both of which now havelisted building status.http://www.agcm.org.uk/Lowry Art GalleryLowry specialised in depicting Salfords heavily industrialised town with his little palestickmen and his smoky factories. His work is very distinctive and you can find it in spadeshere in a frequently changing exhibition, plus you can find out all about the man himself, hislife and his history. As well as this theres plenty of other stuff for all tastes, including a veryinteresting exhibition entitled Art and Advertising: A Creative Fusion, exploring therelationship between advertising and art. As a media buff I love this kind of thing.http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/lowry-art-gallery-manchester
Manchester United MuseumMost people have heard something of the triumphs and tragedy behind the scenes and onthe pitch at Old Trafford, but how much of the story do you really know? Blending historicalexhibits with state-of-the-art interactive experiences the Museum lets you get even closerto the world of Manchester United than ever before.Get your picture taken with the trophies, discover the stories of individuals who have builtthe club, and visit the special and ever changing exhibitions all at this purpose built facility inthe heart of Old Trafford’s towering North Stand.http://www.manutd.com/en/Visit-Old-Trafford/Museum-And-Stadium-Tour/Museum.aspxSalford Museum and Art GalleryWith the popular permanent attractions of The Victorian Gallery and Lark Hill Place, as wellas the ever changing temporary exhibitions, there is always something for everyone atSalford Museum and Art Gallery, from hands-on activities to modern art.http://www.salford.gov.uk/salfordmuseum.htmTrafford Park Heritage CentreThe Heritage Centre was developed as part of the Centres contribution to understandingthe history of the people who worked and lived within the industrial estate where the mainCentre is located.Trafford Park, part of the ancestral home of the De Trafford family was a originally a verybeautiful park and farm land extending over 1183 acres. At its heart was De Trafford Hallwhich boasted over 40 bedrooms, servants quarters and a private chapel. Unfortunately,the Hall was destroyed in the blitz of 1940.http://www.stantonyscentre.org.uk/heritage/trafford-park-history.phpSir Ben KingsleyCBE born Krishna Pandit BhanjiGujarati 31 December 1943 is an English actor who has wonan Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is knownfor starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the AcademyAward for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindlers List(1993), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003) and Hugo (2011).
Famous PeopleTelevision, theatre and filmTony Warren, Tony Wilson, Sacha Parkinson, Karl Pilkington, Christopher Eccleston.MusicSir Peter Maxwell Davies, James Fearnley, Ewan MacColl, Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark‘Bez’ Berry, Russell Watson, Mike Sweeney.SportRyan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Bardsley, Adrian Morley, Eddie Colman.OthersTony Wilson, Walter Greenwood, Jason Manford, Emmeline Pankhurst, John Cooper Clarke,Shelagh Delaney.Christopher EcclestonBorn 16 February 1964 is an English stage, film and television actor. His films include Let HimHave It, Shallow Grave, Elizabeth, 28 Days Later, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, and G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2005, he became the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the Britishtelevision series Doctor Who and in 2007 was the main villain in The Seeker.John Patrick ThomsonBorn 16 February 1964 is an English stage, film and television actor. His films include LetHim Have It, Shallow Grave, Elizabeth, 28 Days Later, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Others, andG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2005, he became the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in theBritish television series Doctor Who and in 2007 was the main villain in The Seeker. Thomsonwas born in 1969 in Salford, Lancashire to Mary McAleer, who gave him up for adoption sixweeks later. He was adopted from the Catholic Childrens Rescue Societyby Andrew andMarita Thomson, a businessman and a bookseller from Didsbury.Karl PilkingtonBorn 23 September 1972 is a Britishtelevision personality, author, actor and former radioproducer. He gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchantsradio program on XFM. Pilkington is best known for the Sky travel series, An Idiot Abroad.He has also appeared in The Ricky Gervais Show with both Gervais and Merchant, and in2012 he made his acting debut in Gervais sitcom Derek.
Paul Scholes Born 16 November 1974 is an English footballer, a one-club man who has played his entireprofessional career for Manchester United. Born in Salford, but later moving to Langley,Scholes excelled in both cricket and football whilst at school. He first trained withManchester United at the age of 14 after being spotted by a scout visiting his school, signingfor them as an apprentice on leaving school in 1991, and turning professional in 1993. Hemade his full debut for United in the 1994–95 season. He went on to play a key part in theclubs Treble-winning success in the 1998-99 season, and has won ten Premier League, threeFA Cup and two UEFA Champions League winners medals.Shaun William RyderShaun Ryder was born 23 August 1962 in Salford,Greater Manchester is an English musician,actor, author, singer-songwriter, television personality and occasional newspaper columnist.He is best known as lead singer of Happy Mondays and Black Grape – and more recently asthe runner-up of the tenth series of Im a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.