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In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – You Get Me? by Mahtab Hussain
In Gallery 3 – William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters are Rare
Exciting announcement for Oldham…
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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

  • Early Career as an Artist: William Stott of Oldham

    In this series of posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of artist William Stott of Oldham.

  • Abraham Stott: Mill Owner by Alison Jones

    In this series of blog posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of William Stott of Oldham, from his early childhood through to his artistic career follow Alison’s journey. The 1870s and 1880s was a period of great expansion in Oldham’s cotton industry.  Cotton waste dealers were often in key positions to take advantage […]

  • William Stott is born; by Alison Jones

    William Stott is Born. It was at Rhodes Bank on the 20.11.1857 that William Stott was born. His brother, James Stott, aged 7 died on the 23rd February 1858.. James is buried at Chadderton Cemetary, which opened in 1857 and the family were able to afford a plot and headstone just off the main path. […]

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Events & Activities

Sat 20

Art Bites

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thu 25

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 26

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 27

Gallery Talks Series

April 27 @ 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

  • Cornfield - William Stott of Oldham, pastel on paper. 
See this, and many other beautiful works in our exhibition 'William Stott of Oldham: Great Painters Are Rare' at Gallery Oldham until 11th May 2019.

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  • We're taking lots of inspiration from the wonderful @theweaversfactory this morning for future workshops!

Well done to the wonderful @theweaversfactory  #weaversfactory #galleryoldhamcollective #gocollective #weaversfactory #culturalweekend #brandnew #visitweavers
  • We're so lucky to be visiting the amazing @theweaversfactory opening today! Really inspired by all of the art work, the views, the beautiful building and people! 
We absolutely think you should visit! - Amelia 
We also are in love with this piece from one of the design students @oldham_college inspires by Joan's travels, especially her trip to India. The student has added his own unique take on geometric patterns and designs inspired by his Pakistani heritage.

Doesn't it look amazing?? #galleryoldhamcollective #galleryoldham #culturalweekend #weaversfactory #gocollective #beautifulbuildings #inspired
  • We're delighted to announce 'You Get Me?' by artist @Mahtabhussain is officially open. ⁣
Drop by today from 1pm to meet Mahtab and visit this fantastic thought-provoking exhibition. ⁣ ⁣
#newexhibition #galleryoldham  #mahtabhussain #yougetme? #artgallery #museum #loveoldham #oldhamcouncil #supersaturday #artistledtalk #socialsaturday

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