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In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
In Gallery 2 – The Current Situation by Yara El-Sherbini
In Gallery 3 – The Fragile Moorland
In Gallery 4 – The Artist’s Folio: as a site of inquiry
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

  • Join our Urban Sketching Workshop

    We are delighted to be joining up with Manchester Histories Festival this year. One of the events we are hosting is a sketching workshop giving people the chance to ‘scribble your street’. The session will be run by Liz Ackerley who is an experienced artist and illustrator. Her blog: documents her drawing and sketching […]

  • Our new exhibition – The Artist’s Folio

      Some of the biggest names in 20th and 21st century art are showcased in our latest exhibition which opens on Saturday April 23rd. ‘The Artist’s Folio’ looks at how prints or artworks are sometimes designed to be seen as part of a group, rather than displayed individually – telling a different story from just one print […]

  • Museums and Heritage Award

    Whittled down from hundreds of entries we’re delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for a Museum and Heritage Award for Excellence! The M and H Award is an annual ceremony held for museums, galleries, heritage organisations and individuals. It celebrates the hard work and dedication of the organisations and staff. The award categories cover […]

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Events & Activities

Fri 27

GO Explorers

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 15

Gallery Talks: The Current Situation

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 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

  • How far do you think you can go?? Our new exhibition, the Current Situation by Yara El-Sherbini is almost ready!
Officially opening on Saturday in time for Festival Oldham this exhibition features a larger than life size playable buzzwire 
#buzz #buzzwire #yaraelsherbini #thecurrentsituation #oldhamcouncil #exhibition #contemporary #artists #artgalleryandmuseum
  • Our newest exhibition, The Current Situation by Yara El-Sherbini has arrived!

Looking lovely in it's transport boxes...! This exhib will be up from the 24th May so make sure you drop into have a 'buzzing' time... #exhibitionclue #buzzwire #currentsituation #yaraelsherbini #newexhibition #badpun #sorrynotsorry
  • Unfortunately we didn't win at the @mandhawards but we still want to thank our wonderful practitioners Romina, Leonie and Ammie. All of our families from our 8 day old to our 4 year old visitors, without you we wouldn't be here this evening.

Looking forward to Fridays GO Explorers session! 
#thankyou #goexplorers #gobaby #earlyears #oldhamcouncil #oldhamsartgallery #oldhamsmuseum
  • Good luck to all of the nominees at this years Museums and Heritage Awards. As you can see our Access and Interpretation Officer & Education Development Officer are very excited! 
#mandhawards #oldhamcouncil #gobaby #goexplorers #earlyyears #0to4s

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