How To Get Here

Visiting The Quays

If you’re looking for information on visiting a Quays Culture event, you’ve come to the right place!

Quays Culture holds free, fun public art events, talks and workshops throughout the year in various locations around The Quays. Every event is different, so you’ll see us popping up in all sorts of locations. For specific event locations, make sure you visit our Current Projects section.

For general tips about public and private transport, and getting around The Quays, read on.

Navigating the Quays

With lots of local landmarks, including The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, MediaCityUK, University of Salford, BBC North, ITV and Manchester United Football Ground, there’s lots to see and do in this thriving media, arts and culture hub. Explore the Quays with our new, handy pocket-size map.

Download now – The Quays Map

For more information on what’s going on around The Quays, visit the website.

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Photo: The Other Forecast (Work in Progress) by John O’Shea and Ellie Harrison, Salford University Digital Performance Lab, Quays Open Day (2013)

How to get here

By Car

From the M60 take Junction 12 for the M602, exit at Junction 3 and follow the sign posts for The Quays. Parking is available at The Lowry Outlet, IWM North or MediaCityUK (charges apply).

By Tram

Trams to MediaCityUK currently run every 12 minutes from Piccadilly

By Train

From Manchester’s national railway stations, Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Quays by Metrolink tram. Alternatively, from Salford Crescent station, catch a bus to The Quays.

By Bus

Service 250 – departs from Piccadilly Gardens Interchange.

Service 50 – from East Didsbury / Parrs Wood via Albert Square, Salford Crescent & Salford Shopping Centre.

Service X50 – from Piccadilly Gardens Interchange to Trafford Centre via Trafford Wharf Rd (IWM North)

Service 79 – from Stretford to Swinton via The Quays

Service 245 – from Altrincham to The Quays and MediaCityUK.

For up to date travel information, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

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Photo: Speed of Light by NVA, Salford Quays, 2013