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In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – DIS/rupt
In Gallery 3 – New Exhibition Coming Soon
Exciting announcement for Oldham…
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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

  • From the Negative to the Positive

    The latest exhibition in the Gallery Oldham foyer runs until 2 February. From the Negative to the Positive is the result of a series of workshops led by three artists – photographer Ian Beesley, poet Ian McMillan and cartoonist Tony Husband. They have been working with ‘The Ragamuffins’, a group of local people with dementia, […]

  • Journey back to magnificence

    It has been a busy and satisfying year of progress on our Heritage & Arts Centre project. As we reach the end of 2017 it is time to draw breath and take stock of all the achievements we have made so far. And also to look forward to what happens next. The old library and […]

  • Change from top to bottom

    In recent weeks the work on the old library and art gallery building has seen changes from top to bottom. Whether it is removing guano from the roof spaces or carrying out a damp survey in the basement there has been plenty to keep our team of specialists busy. The damp survey wasn’t confined to the […]

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Events & Activities

Fri 19

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 24

Gallery Talks Series

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 25

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 26

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Exhibitions

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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Gallery on Instagram

  • A bright, patterned 'Richards' tile in our collection. ⠀
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Do you know anything further about ‘Richards’ tiles?
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  • Everyone loves a parquet floor !⠀
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  • It's not quite the snow we'd all hoped for, but we've still managed to find some at the gallery. ⠀
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Snow on the Hills⠀
James Purdy (1900–1972)⠀
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  • Happy Birthday Arthur Dooley born #otd in 1929. ⠀
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Horse⠀
By Arthur Dooley⠀
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Arthur Dooley made two versions of this figure which captures the elegance and power of the horse.⠀
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