in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibition Collections
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – British Wildife Photography Awards
In Gallery 3 – ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long
Exciting announcement for Oldham…
Our Collections

Opening times

We are open six days a week:

Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm

Last admission to the galleries 4.45 pm

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays


Admission is free! We have a shop, cafe, large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

Map and visitor information

Latest News

  • Summer is here!

    The summer holidays have started and Gallery Oldham has a great range of activities to keep you entertained.

  • The British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition 2017

    Our latest exhibition is now open! This stunning show explores the beauty and diversity of British Wildlife. It features the winning entries to this annual competition celebrating the work of amateur and professional photographers across the UK.     Winning images have been chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category […]

  • A History of the North in 100 objects

    We are delighted to be part of an exciting project tracing the History of the North in 100 Objects. This new website is intended to showcase the pioneering spirit and impact of the North of England’s inventors, artists, scientists and designers. It is part of the Great Exhibition of the North which runs 22 June […]

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Events & Activities

Tue 21

Creative Spaces

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 23

Summer Arts Sessions

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 24

Fusion – Bronze Arts Award

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 31

Fusion – Bronze Arts Award

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Photo: Exhibition Space


We have four large exhibition spaces plus a community gallery. We take an innovative and unique approach to exhibition programming, bringing together what were once separate museum and gallery services.

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Photo: What's on

What's On

There is always plenty happening at Gallery Oldham! Check the calendar to see forthcoming talks and tours, art and craft courses, family activities, cinema showings and other events.

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Our Collections

Our collections include over 12,000 social history items, 3,000 works of art, 80,000 natural history specimens, 15,000 photographs and a large number of books, pamphlets and documents.

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Naked Bean Cafe

Oldham’s favourite lunch spot! The cafe in Oldham Gallery is the perfect place to meet friends or colleagues for a bite to eat, or just for coffee. Families are very welcome.

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Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities for all the family from our GO Baby and GO Explorers sessions, Super Saturday workshops and free activities in the school holidays and more....

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Gallery Trail

Follow our new Gallery Trail which highlights objects of interest around the building. You can see items from our collections and a range of exhibitions throughout Gallery Oldham.

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Gallery Shop

Our shop sells souvenirs and gifts to suit all ages and pockets including a wide range of crafts and jewellery, cards and postcards, engraved crystal, exhibition catalogues and books.

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Photo: Old Post Office Oldham

Oldham Local Studies

Explore your family history; find out how Oldham has changed with the development of new communities; uncover the story of Oldham from village to cotton capital of the world.

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Gallery on Instagram

  • A hexagonal, brown grey vase, incised Martin Brothers, London, Southall, 1902. 
The Martin Brothers were pottery manufacturers in London who are considered to represent the transition from decorative Victorian ceramics to twentieth century studio pottery in England.

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  • Our very soggy day has started with a 1.5 mile walk this morning!

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  • Everyone from our residential taking a group photo up at the reservoir.
This is taken with another @instaxhq camera.
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  • Making our mark out in the #castleshaw woods, weaving wool through trees.
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