in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collections
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In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
In Gallery 2 – The Current Situation by Yara El-Sherbini
In Gallery 3 – Alphabet: The A to Z of our collections
In Gallery 4 – Revival
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

  • Free creative writing workshops with Explore Learning!

    Have you got what it takes to become a world class explorer? Come visit Explore Learning at Gallery Oldham this summer for our free creative writing workshops, designed to unleash your inner explorer. Join us as we journey through the A-Z of the Oldham collection to create our own exciting stories. Using the Alphabet exhibition […]

  • Summer Sale

    We’re having a big sale on the majority of our printed publications. From catalogues to our non-fiction work we have an excellent selection of reduced items. All publications below are now reduced to just £1 each + p.p. Respective Perspective – Patrick Hughes and Paul Critchley At the heart of Patrick Hughes and Paul Critchley practice is a child […]

  • A new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham

    We are delighted to announce exciting news about our future. Oldham Council’s plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given the green light after the project was handed a vital double injection of funding. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has now approved a grant of £3.379 million towards the project following […]

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Events & Activities

Mon 01

Free Creative Summer Activities

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 02

Free Creative Summer Activities

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 03

Creative writing workshop

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu 04

My Digital Summer

August 4 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 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

  • This morning was spent with our little model O and his big brother S. This little one really shoes just how big the mayoral chair in our new exhibition is!

#bigchair #littlebaby #minimodel #galleryoldham #exhibition #revival #revivalexhibition #mayoral #oldham #loveoldham
  • Instaregram from @judithalsopmiles this lovely watercolour features our new and old buildings! 
#galleryoldham #oldlibrary #watercolour #penandink #buildingsketches #urbansketchers
  • Complete concentration from todays first #mydigitalsummer thank you to everyone who joined us this week and to @makoeducationuk for the brilliant workshop.

#photography #workshop #mydigitalsummer #artsaward
  • #mydigitalsummer @makoeducationuk #oldham #loveoldham

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