in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibition Collections
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – New Exhibition Coming Soon
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

  • 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 […]

  • ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long Opening

    Jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of artwork from 40 internationally renowned artists. The collection has been made accessible to audiences through exhibitions and partnerships with galleries and museums, across the United Kingdom. And Gallery Oldham has been one of the lucky Galleries to feature the […]

  • Festival Oldham Returns!

    Roll-up, roll-up for the greatest show in town! Festival Oldham is back for another year. The borough’s annual free celebration of art, entertainment and street theatre takes place on Saturday 26 May, 11am to 4pm in Parliament Square and the Parish Church in Oldham Town Centre and at Gallery Oldham. This year the festival takes […]

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Events & Activities

Fri 22

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 26

Collagraph Printing Workshop

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 28

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

June 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 29

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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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 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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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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