Oldham Histories Festival 2018

This September Gallery Oldham is delighted to be taking part in Heritage Open Days and the broader month long festival celebrating local history. Oldham Histories Festival is your chance to find out more about the people, places, buildings and stories in your area.

From talks to walks there’s plenty to discover, whether you’re interested in architecture or heritage or just curious about the history
around you. All events are free, and there’s no need to book, unless otherwise stated in the event description.

A wide range of organisations and local buildings are involved in the Festival. Make sure you visit Oldham Archives and Local Studies Library to take part in their range of talks. And take a chance to see inside a range of local buildings, join in a guided walk or even a ghost walk!

You can download the whole brochure here Oldham Histories Festival. And look out for three events at Gallery Oldham

A Stroll Along the Oldham Panorama – Thursday 6 September at 1pm
The Oldham Panorama is one of the best visual records of the
transformation of North West England into an industrial
powerhouse. This guided tour explores the buildings and people
on show in this view of Oldham taken in 1876 by Squire Knott.

Oldham Microscopical and Natural History Society Open Day – Saturday 29 September, 9.30am–4pm
Find out more about the natural history of Oldham, with real
specimens and historic microscopes. Includes tours of Gallery Oldham’s natural history collection at 11.30am and 2pm.

‘Peace and Plenty?’ exhibition launch – Saturday 6 October at 2pm
Join historians Alan Fowler and Terry Wyke as we celebrate the opening of this exhibition looking at life in Oldham during the First World War.