in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collections
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – Refuge by Jai Chuhan
In Gallery 3 – Peace and Plenty? Oldham and the First World War
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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.

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Latest News

  • Peace and Plenty? Oldham and the First World War

    Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition: ‘Peace and Plenty? Oldham and the First World War’ takes a fascinating and moving trip back to Oldham in 1918.

  • Art Talks with Titus Agbara

    Gallery Oldham is delighted to announce this special artist talk by Titus Agbara as part of the Art Talks with Art Fund national programme. With support by Art Fund we were able to purchase Damilola in 2017, at that point, Agbara’s most recent piece of work. Originally featured in the Oldham Open exhibition. Join us for this special talk to hear Agbara […]

  • Missive from a militant

    A previously unknown letter from local suffragette, Annie Kenney, is now on public display for the very first time. Working-class political activist and factory worker Annie Kenney played a key role in the suffrage movement, and the letter, written to her sister Nell in October 1905, sheds new light on the first prison sentences served […]

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Events & Activities

Thu 18

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 19

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thu 25

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 26

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

October 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 little ceramic cup from our decorative arts collection with floral designs. Lovely blue, white and GOLD ! 💙⚪💛 #ceramics #blueandwhite #collections #chineseceramics #ceramics #making #makersgonnamake #craft #china #chinese #historicalpottery #antique #pottery #artists #makers #ceramicsunday #ceramicarts #galleryoldham #collections #studiopottery #welovecollections #artgallery #museum #hlfsupported #glazed #blueandwhite #gold #goldtrend
  • John Armitage - Industrial Scene, Hollinwood, 1919.

This painting is currently on display in the 'Peace and Plenty?' exhibition, so if you want to see it in person, now is your chance. 
During WW1 many local engineering firms had turned to making munitions whilst several mills had also produced goods for the war effort. Cotton was used in the production of military goods ranging from tents and gas masks to underwear and bandages, whilst cotton waste was an important source of cellulose used in manufacturing explosives. 
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  • Allen Jones - Concerning Marriage 4, lithography on paper. 54/75. 
Allen Jones (born 1 September 1937) is a British pop artist best known for his paintings, sculptures, and lithography. He was awarded the Prix des Jeunes Artistes at the 1963 Paris Biennale. He is a Senior Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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  • John Platt - Entering the Port, St Tropez.
Tinted lithograph, woodcut Paper, 84/500.

John Edgar Platt (19 March 1886 – 29 April 1967) was an English painter, woodcut artist and designer of stained glass.

If only we were entering the port at St Tropez... #printmaking #woodcut #lithograph #screenprint #print #printmaker #makersgonnamake #maker #craftstagram #boatscene #printlife #printstudio #printspotters #contemporaryart #art #artcollector #artistsoninstagram #sttropez #sunsetcolours #johnplatt #printmaker #naturedrawing #artgallery #museum #collections #galleryoldham

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