Solar Flowersin Gallery 4 - Designs on Our Future exhibitionin Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collectionsin Gallery 3 - Black Sheep
in Gallery 2 – Solar Flowers
in Gallery 4 – Designs on Our Future exhibition
in Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
Our Collections
in Gallery 3 – Black Sheep

Opening times

We are open six days a week:

Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm

Last admission to the galleries 4.30pm

We are closed on Sundays


Admission is free! We have a shop, cafe, large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

Map and visitor information

Latest News

  • Family Friendly Museum Award 2015

    Do you and your family love visiting Gallery Oldham? The 2015 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award is launched – giving you the chance to say which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home in Britain gives the warmest welcome to families. If you and your family think Gallery Oldham should win, email and tell them […]

  • Abirdabode exhibition opening

    Gallery Oldham’s next Community Gallery exhibition features work created by people from across Oldham. Working with artists Jacqui Symons and Richard Dawson local groups were encouraged to explore urban and rural habitats using a variety of different art forms. The Abirdabode exhibition is your chance to see all the amazing Art Birdboxes in one place before they […]

  • Solar flowers exhibition at Gallery Oldham

    Gallery Oldham’s next exhibition features artwork powered by the sun. Artist Alexandre Dang has displayed his dancing Solar Flowers around the world in recent years. They have become an iconic piece of artwork and showcase his commitment to renewable energy. Dang was born in Strasbourg in 1973 and now lives and works in Brussels. He […]

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Events & Activities

Tue 21

Felt Up!

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 week course
Tue 28

Felt Up!

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 week course
Sat 02

Super Saturdays – May

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 05

Felt Up!

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 week course

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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

  • It really isn't the beat photo, and doesn't do it any justice but this box is full of batteries and LEDs ready for Museums at Night! 
Join us for a free light night, Hack Oldham will be taking over our space and making a light sculpture! Join us and watch it grow! 
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  • Set up and ready for our first workshop with a group of lovely students! Time to get messy! Keep your eyes peeled for what they create going up in the gallery! #screenprinting #printmaking #artgallery #museum #galleryoldham #posters
  • Two very proud looking  Mistle Thrush waiting to be cleaned by Lucie our on-site conservator! #naturalhistory #nature #taxidermy #conservation #birds #galleryoldham #conservation
  • Join us today to make some lovely sun jars! #sunjars #Easter #decoration #familyfriendly #activities #museum #gallery #greatermanchester #Oldham #loveoldham #galleryoldham

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