in Gallery 2 - Jerwood Makers exhibitionin Gallery 4 - Designs on Our Future exhibitionin Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collectionsin Gallery 3 - Black Sheep
in Gallery 2 – Jerwood Makers exhibition
in Gallery 4 – Designs on Our Future exhibition
in Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
Our Collections
in Gallery 3 – Black Sheep

Opening times

We are open six days a week:

Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm

Last admission to the galleries 4.30pm

We are closed on Sundays


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

Map and visitor information

Latest News

  • Black Sheep

    Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition looks at a textile that has been used since ancient times – felt The material has a long and intriguing history and has been used for everything from military armour to housing, from cosy winter garments to conceptual art. This exhibition – Black Sheep – is an exploration of the edgier […]

  • Well Good Arts Week

    A big FREE week of creative arts activities for all ages at half-term. Be inspired, be active and improve your wellbeing through the arts.

  • New season of exhibitions opening on February 14

    You’ll love our new season of exhibitions opening on February 14. Explore the ‘darker side of felt’ in the major touring exhibition Black Sheep.

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Events & Activities

Tue 03

Collagraph printing

March 3 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 week course
Thu 05

Go Baby! Spring Term

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
every Thursday (term time only)
Sat 07

Super Saturdays – March

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 09

Cultural Forum meeting – March

March 9 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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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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. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. 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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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

  • It's not often you get to see the 'bare bones' of an artists work.
This piece created by Matthew Raw lets you look into and experience the piece screws and all!

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  • Enjoying the reflections in our dark space created for Shelley James crystal piece!

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxed!
  • Screenshot regram @mumwastheword

We really love seeing visitors of every age interacting and enjoying our exhibitions! 
If you've got any photos then tag and #hashtag us into them! @galleryoldham
  • Bird boxes are wonderful things! Abirdabode is an environmental project, using a series of creative workshops to explore habitats, art forms and a chance to make beautiful bird boxes! 
We're very lucky to have them as our next community exhibition!

#habitats #abirdabode #bird #home #birdhouse #environment #carefortheenvironment #wildlife #careforwildlife #creative #design #draw #colour #species #unique #colourful #galleryoldham #Oldham #loveoldham

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