in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionin Gallery 4 - Designs on Our Future exhibitionOur Collections
in Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories exhibition
in Gallery 2 – Botanical Invasion
in Gallery 3 – Season’s Best
in Gallery 4 – Designs on Our Future exhibition
Our Collections
The Oldham Open Call for entries

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

  • Black History Month: Forward to Freedom exhibition

    On until the end of October visit ‘Forward to Freedom’ an exhibition focussing on the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and it’s campaigns.

  • The Oldham Open is almost here!

    The Oldham Open is our biennial art exhibition featuring work created by people who live, work or study in Oldham.

  • Get Growing at the Gallery

    Our regular visitors may have noticed lots of activities in our garden space this summer, since July we have been joined by Hulme Community Garden Centre and Green Monster Arts to help us and our visitors learn new skills all about gardening! We’ve had lots of activities so far from Mini beast hotels, vegetable printing, […]

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Events & Activities

Tue 06

Glass Acts

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Three week workshop
Thu 08

GO Baby!

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fri 09

GO Explorers

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sat 10

Family History talks – MLFHS

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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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