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LS Lowry - The Art & The Artist
A permanent display of the best of LS Lowry

Opening Times

Sunday – Friday, 11am-5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Free Talks

Talks on LS Lowry
Every day at 12pm and 2pm

What’s in a Picture?

A 15 minute talk, with activities, specially for families.
Every Saturday 

The Lowry houses the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world. 


This summer we’re pleased to open a complete re-display of the Collection - with more gallery space than ever before dedicated to the Salford artist, along with new interpretation and new loans from across the UK. Featuring some of his most famous and important works this exhibition shows an artist remarkable for his diversity and fearless innovation.

Claire Stewart, curator of The Lowry Collection at The Lowry, said: “We’re proud to house the world’s largest public collection of Lowry work – and in extending the exhibition in this way we further strengthening that position as the home of LS Lowry.

“Some of the new works on display haven’t been seen in public for many years and we are grateful to the owners for the opportunity to present them to our gallery visitors. This new exhibition will also look at Lowry’s contemporaries and highlight what life was like in in Salford in the early 1900s.” 

There are over 400 works in the collection, 57 of which are oil paintings. Alongside the works of art is an archive containing thousands of items ranging from photographs to press cuttings and exhibition catalogues. Both the collection and archive were formed by Salford Museum & Art Gallery and transferred to The Lowry in 2000. A selection of highlights from the Collection can always be seen on display in our permanent LS Lowry - The Art & The Artist exhibition alongside works on loan from important private collections throughout the UK.

Exhibition sponsored by


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).