in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibition- in Gallery 2 & 4 the Oldham OpenOur Collections
in Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
– in Gallery 2 & 4 – The Oldham Open 2015
in Gallery 3 – Season’s Best
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

  • Marjory Taylor: Chadderton Lass

    The latest exhibition in our Community Gallery is a real home-coming for the work of a local artist.  The display charts the life and work of Chadderton born artist and illustrator, Marjory Emma Taylor (1908 – 1989). Marjory was born in Chadderton and studied at Oldham Municipal Technical School where she showed a real flair […]

  • After Life exhibition now open

    The stories of our planet’s lost and fading species are brought to life in our latest exhibition. After Life, by photographer Sean Dooley, features poignant and surprising portraits of extinct and endangered animals preserved in museums and private collections across the country. Exploring the consequences of our actions, and inactions, in taking species for granted, this series of […]

  • The Oldham Open is… Open!

    From drawing, painting and photography to ceramics, jewellery and sculpture, the Oldham Open features a wide range of artists with a huge array of styles.

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Events & Activities

Thu 03

GO Baby!

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Fri 04

GO Explorers

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sat 05

Super Saturdays

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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First Saturday of every month
Thu 10

GO Baby!

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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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