in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionSolar Flowersin Gallery 4 - Designs on Our Future exhibitionOur Collections
in Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
in Gallery 2 – Solar Flowers
in Gallery 3 – Season’s Best
in Gallery 4 – Designs on Our Future exhibition
Our Collections

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

  • Rainy City Roller Girls: Hit like a Girl!

    Gallery Oldham’s next Community Gallery exhibition features photographs of the local all female Roller Derby Team, The Rainy City Roller Girls. The RCRG: Hit like a Girl! exhibition is your chance to see one of the top roller derby teams in the UK and Europe through still and moving images. This exhibition illustrates the strength and athleticism […]

  • Family Friendly Museum Award 2015

    Do you and your family love visiting Gallery Oldham? The 2015 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award gives you the chance to say which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home in Britain gives the warmest welcome to families.

  • Abirdabode exhibition opening

    Created by local groups working with artists Jacqui Symons and Richard Dawson, alongside decorated bird silhouettes created by members of the public at events including The Oldham Flower Festival. The exhibition runs until May 2.

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Events & Activities

Wed 27

Half-term Family Fun!

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 28

Half-term Family Fun!

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 06

Super Saturdays – June

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 08

Cultural Forum meeting – June

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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  • Support your local roller derby team by visiting our #rainycityrollergirl exhibition! On until July 4! @rainycityrollergirls #rollerderby #rcrg #derby #derbygirls #exhibition #loveoldham #supportlocal
  • Our museums at night clean up has begun... #museumsatnight #matn2015 #culture24 #culture! #led #late #museum #artgallery
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