Half-term activities at Gallery Oldhamin Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionIn Gallery 2 - Sculpting StoriesIn Gallery 3 - Afterlife: Portraits of TaxidermyRowdy atmosphere of a matchOur Collections
Half term activities at Gallery Oldham
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
In Gallery 2 – Sculpting Stories
In Gallery 3 – Afterlife: Portraits of Taxidermy
In Gallery 4 – Purring : Sport of the people
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

  • Half term fun at Gallery Oldham!

    Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities, events and workshops for children and families of all ages this half term. From our early years sessions right up to small cinema there’s always something to bring your little ones to.

  • Patience Flower XXIII by Vipoo Srivilasa

    Patience Flower is one of Gallery Oldham’s newest acquisitions thanks to the Museums Purchase fund from Crafts Council, find out about our fantastic piece!

  • Photographs for the Soul

    Our newest post features Dave Skinner, our current Community Gallery exhibitor, find out all about his work and passion – photography!

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Events & Activities

Thu 11

GO Baby!

February 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 12

GO Explorers!

February 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 13

Small cinema: Lady and the Tramp (U)

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 17

Gallery Talks – Purring – Sport of the People

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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