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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 – The Artist’s Folio: as a site of inquiry
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

  • 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 […]

  • Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

    This is an exciting time to join the team at Gallery Oldham as we embark on a major capital development which will deliver a new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham. All of our current vacancies can be found below. Applicants must apply through Yourcounciljobs. We are seeking a number of collections posts for enthusiastic […]

  • Remembering the Somme

    We’re offering you the chance to get creative and be part of the National Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. Help us to make one of 1500 clay tiles dedicated to the men and women affected by the battle a century ago. The finished tiles will be fired and laid in The Path of […]

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Events & Activities

Thu 30

GO Baby

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 01

GO Explorers!

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thu 07

GO Baby

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 08

GO Explorers!

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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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  • After the fantastic news of our successful funding bid we have some new posts available!

There's still 10 days left to apply for our collections assistant posts and join our friendly team!

For more info visit our website: or search Gallery Oldham on 
We're a lovely team and we'd love to have YOU! 
#collections #jobs #museumjobs #artsjobs #galleryjobs #career #gallery #museum #conservation #oldhamcouncil
  • Our Access and Interpretation Officer is enjoying a calmful lunch at the Luther King house in Manchester, discovering all about how Arts Therapy can help our visitors health and wellbeing

#arttherapy #baat #lutherkinghousemcr #health #wellbeing #artgalleryandmuseum
  • Our newest exhibition Alphabet: An A-Z of our collections opened on Saturday! This is our summer family friendly exhibition with a trail, illustrations, alphabet washing line AND alphabet themed sheets to take home....
Phew, the little ones will certainly be busy in this exhib! 
#familyfriendly #summerexhibition #collectionsexhibition #joinus #oldhamcouncil #loveoldham
  • Hack Oldham have been making some brilliant buss wires today at our Season Launch! #buzzwire #yaraelsherbini #seasonlaunch

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