in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collections
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 3 – William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters are Rare
In Gallery 2 – Dave Ball
Exciting announcement for Oldham…
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

  • William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare

    We are excited to launch our new exhibition, ‘William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare’ on Saturday 26 January 2019

  • Rugby League History – Pass it on!

    We are delighted to share the news that the Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust has been awarded a generous grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund

  • Christmas opening hours 2018

    Gallery Oldham is open over Christmas and the New Year. Why not pay us a visit during this time to explore our great range of exhibitions. Christmas Eve – open until 4pm Christmas Day and Boxing Day – closed 27, 28 and 29 December – open as usual 31 December – open until 4pm New […]

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Events & Activities

Thu 24

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 25

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 26
Wed 30

Gallery Talks Series

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 for all the family from our GO Baby and GO Explorers sessions, Super Saturday workshops and 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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Gallery on Instagram

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  • @galleryoldham_collective are here and ready to takeover our Instagram! 
Helping us to interpret our newest @tate touring exhibition, opening on the 26th Jan. 
William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare - don't forget to pick up your Zine when you come to visit and take part in their pop up zine making workshops at the private view on the 24th Jan. 
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  • Portrait of My Father and Mother - William Stott of Oldham. Oil on canvas, 1884 @artukdotorg 'William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare' opens at Gallery Oldham on the 26th January 2019 until 11th May 2019.

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  • That's right folks, CERAMIC SUNDAY is back! We hear you all cheering with delight... And to kick start the new year we're bringing you a little something different. 
These beautiful pieces were founded by Francis Buckley and make up just a small selection of items we hold of Buckley's. Born in 1881, the former barrister became an expert on subjects such as English glass and Stone Age flints. Upon his father's death Buckley moved back to Greenfield from London and dedicated himself to the pursuit of archaeology and, despite having no formal training, he became a notable expert in the field.
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