in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collections
Half-term fun at Gallery Oldham
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

  • Meet artist Dave Ball

    Join us on Saturday 9th February to meet artist Dave Ball and enjoy a tour of his exhibition. Dave is seven years into a 35 year project to make an image for every word in the dictionary. We are currently showing the letters A – C, which are the first 1,771 drawings and photographs. Dave will […]

  • 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

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Events & Activities

Thu 28

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

February 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 01

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

March 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mar 02

Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 07

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 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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Photo: Lowry painting

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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Photo: Old Post Office Oldham

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

  • There are some beautiful pieces being created as part of our first Emerging Artist session! 
Big thanks to @leahjayne_art from @galleryoldham_collective  for showing our lovely participants what to do! 
#emergingartists #gocollective #weloveyoungpeopleinmuseums #creativespaces #creativeplaces #creativepeople #takepart #artsaward #oldham #oldhamcouncil  #artgallery  #museum
  • We can't wait for our first @brightersound session this morning! There's still a few spaces on tomorrow morning's workshop if you'd like to join us to make a live soundtrack inspired by William Stott of Oldham

#soundtrack #live #music #welikenoiseingalleryoldham #brightersound #williamstottofoldham #halfterm #galleryoldham #weloveyoungpeopleinmuseums
  • Half term is almost upon us and we have an amazing array of activities for all ages! 
Were very excited to be partnering with the wonderful @brightersound for our free 'Sound of Stott' sessions to lantern making for the fantastic Illuminate festival! 
Join us all next week for your chance to get involved! Check out our website and Eventbrite page to book!

#galleryoldham #halfterm #weloveyoungpeopleinmuseums #weloveourcollections #welovekidsinmuseums #artgallery #museum #takepart #familyfriendly #handson
  • Worry not parents, we've got you covered for the coming half-term!We have such a huge variety of activities taking place this half-term! Be sure to check out our website for more information and our Eventbrite to book on any of the activities! #weloveoldham #illuminatefestival #galleryoldham #halfterm #activities #welovekidsinmuseums #activities #handson #museum #visitmanchester #visitgreatermanchester #manchestermetrolink

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