Young People

Gallery Oldham has a wide range of collections and exhibitions to inspire your creative side!

Filming in the gallery

The gallery is dedicated to providing hands-on opportunities to develop the skills and talents of young people aged 11 – 25.
If you’re an individual or group interested in what we do then get in touch!

We can work with you to develop and deliver interesting and engaging projects to suit your needs and talents. Gallery Oldham is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter, trained to deliver all levels of Arts Award to individuals and groups.

If you or your group of young people would like to do your Arts Award or need help completing your Arts Award then please get in touch, we can offer practical workshops, tours of the gallery, career sessions, object handling sessions and bespoke workshops.

Fusion NEW!
Take part in our creative taster sessions for 13–18 year olds and find out what you can do at Gallery Oldham.
Free, book online via Eventbrite.

Textile Printing
Saturday 17 December, 12noon–2pm
Delve into the exciting process of textile printing and create your own tote bag or scarf to take home and show off.

Marble Effects
Saturday 21 January, 12noon–2pm
Experiment with this unusual marbling technique and create your own colourful prints.

Make, Do and Hack: Home Educated
Fridays 27 January and 3, 10 and 24 February, 1–3pm
Join us and Hack Oldham as we explore art, science and making through a mixture of workshops including a large scale teamwork of art. These workshops are aimed at home educated young people aged 10-16 years. £2 per person, refundable booking fee. Book online via Eventbrite.

Illuminate: Oldham Light Night
Friday 10 February, 5–8pm
Join us for a special evening of events for Oldham’s first Light Night. Gallery Oldham will be aglow with a range of illuminating creative activities. Free – no need to book, just drop in.
 Birthday Workshops

Gallery Oldham is the perfect place to have your next birthday party!

Our birthday packages are tailor-made for your special day so no matter whether you’re an all girls, all boys or mixed party get in touch and we’ll create the perfect day for you.

Birthday bookings include:

Birthday party participants

Birthday party participants

  • Private party room hire for  2 ½ hours.
  • Personalised birthday chalkboard/welcome sign.
  • Personalised birthday card.
  • Arts activity delivered by a Museum member of staff.
  • Unlimited self-guided visit to the gallery before
    and after your party.
  • Party bags for all party guests filled with arty goodies.
  •  CD player.

Parties are for min.8 and max.15 participants.
Catering can be provided at an additional cost.

Thank you so much for an amazing arty party for Emily’s 8th birthday. Look forward to seeing you again for her 9th!

To book any workshops or parties and for more information please get in touch with EvaD Ould-Okojie on evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 4741.