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History Captured at Lark Hill Place, Salford

by Sophie Cannon (follow)
Take a step back in time

Where better to take a trip down memory lane then at Salford Museum's Lark Hill Place, where families can experience the "good ole days" and history is brought back to life.

Lark Hill Place

Lark Hill Place is a spookily realistic recreation of a typical northern street during the Victorian times, with life like sound effects, shops and houses to visit and an array of authentic Victorian furniture and objects.

The thing that still amazes me is that some of the shop fronts that you will walk past are actually the real deal, and have simply been restored and relocated when Lark Hill Place was built in 1957- you can't get truer to history then that!

Mr Tomlinson's Sweet Shop
There's nothing better than an old, rustic British sweet shop, and Mr Tomlinson's is definitely one to see when you pay a visit to Lark Hill Place. Pear drops, Bon Bons and all your classic favourites are up for grabs, so make sure to pick yourself up a sweet treat to enjoy whilst taking in your surroundings.

Mr Tomlinson's Sweet Shop

If sweeties aren't your thing then there are plenty of other Victorian buildings to have a look at, including a music shop, toy shop, Victorian pub and a chemist, as well as the homes of some of the Lark Hill residents. You can even model some original vintage costumes and become a resident yourself!

Visiting the attraction is a wonderful afternoon out for all the family and a great way to teach kids what life used to be like before the age of iPads and Youtube. And once you have had your fill of Lark Hill, there's still the rest of the museum and the art gallery to explore.

Lark Hill Place

Useful information:
Address: Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am-4:45pm and 12:00pm-4:00pm on weekends. Mr Tomlinson's sweet shop is open for business every Sunday at 12:30pm.

Check out the Salford Community Leisure website for further details.

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