in Gallery 1 - Oldham Stories exhibitionOur Collections
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

  • William Stott of Oldham; introduced by Roger Brown

    Join us for a fascinating look at William Stott’s life, led by Roger Brown, art historian and author of key William Stott text “William Stott of Oldham: A Comet Rushing to the Sun”.

  • Too Old To Die Young

    The latest exhibition in our Community Gallery celebrates a life-long love affair with punk.

  • ‘You Get Me?’ exhibition launches on 9 March

    Artist Mahtab Hussain’s exhibition ‘You Get Me?’ is the latest exhibition to open at Gallery Oldham.  The series of portraits focuses on the changing identity of young, working-class Asian men and boys in contemporary Britain.

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Events & Activities

Thu 28

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 29

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Apr 04

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 05

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Exhibitions

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

  • We're delighted to announce 'You Get Me?' by artist @Mahtabhussain is officially open. ⁣
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Drop by today from 1pm to meet Mahtab and visit this fantastic thought-provoking exhibition. ⁣
https://bit.ly/2H8hWWe ⁣
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#newexhibition #galleryoldham  #mahtabhussain #yougetme? #artgallery #museum #loveoldham #oldhamcouncil #supersaturday #artistledtalk #socialsaturday
  • We couldn't let International Woman's day pass without sharing the wonderful and courageous Annie Kenney statue now a permanent feature next to the beautiful old town hall building. 
A fantastic image by #repost @chadderton_wi 
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  • ​We're so excited to be installing our newest touring exhibition 'You Get Me?' from the wonderful @mahtabhussain this week. ⁣
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Find out more from the artist himself on Saturday 9 March from 1pm, Mahtab will be giving a talk on his work and inspiration.⁣
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https://bit.ly/2H8hWWe ⁣
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#newexhibition #galleryoldham  #mahtabhussain #yougetme #artgallery #museum #loveoldham #oldhamcouncil
  • ​We're so excited to be installing our newest touring exhibition 'You Get Me?' from the wonderful @mahtabhussain this week. ⁣
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Find out more from the artist himself on Saturday 9 March from 1pm, Mahtab will be giving a talk on his work and inspiration.⁣
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You Get Me? 2008/2017 © Mahtab Hussain

https://bit.ly/2H8hWWe ⁣
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#newexhibition #galleryoldham  #mahtabhussain #yougetme #artgallery #museum #loveoldham #oldhamcouncil

#GalleryOldham on Instagram