in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibition
The summer holiday activities are coming!
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories & The Community Gallery
In Gallery 2 – The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick
In Gallery 3 – From Waterloo to Peterloo
New foyer displays

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

  • Can you help find a missing Peterloo banner?

    Search for a missing Peterloo banner 200 years since the Peterloo Masssacre.

  • Songs and Ballads of Peterloo: Talk by Dr Alison Morgan

    Don’t miss Dr Alison Morgan fascinating talk about songs and ballads linked to Peterloo based on her new book at Gallery Oldham on 24th July 2019 at 1pm.   Dr Alison Morgan’s book, Ballads and Songs of Peterloo, is the first to gather more than 70 contemporary songs and poems about the massacre in a […]

  • Bee Day!

    Saturday 20th July sees the return of our popular Bee Day at Gallery Oldham from 1-4pm. This is your chance to find out more about the Gallery’s most popular residents. We’ve been delighted to host a hive of bees on our second floor balcony since 2015 and last year we welcomed a 2nd hive. They […]

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Events & Activities

Wed 24

Gallery Talks Series

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon 29

Holiday fun at Gallery Oldham

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 30

Holiday fun at Gallery Oldham

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aug 03

Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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