New foyer displays
In Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
In Gallery 2 – The Oldham Open 2019
In Gallery 3 – On Paper

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

  • Oldham Open exhibition- Speaking to the Artists

    The Gallery Oldham Collective catch up with Diana Terry who artwork Too Close to Home is on display in the Oldham Open 2019. This image has also been used in climate change demonstrations.

  • Conservation on display

    Guest blog by paintings conservator Elizabeth Jowett My latest project is working with Gallery Oldham to conserve paintings from their collection that were damaged in a flood. The variation in severity of damage is vast, with some paintings really badly affected by direct contact with water, while others have been damaged by the humidity. I […]

  • Oldham Open – Speaking to the Artists

    The Gallery Oldham Collective catch up with artist Howard Jones to talk about his artwork currently display in the Oldham Open 2019.

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Events & Activities

Thu 14

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 14

Life Drawing Artist Guided Workshop

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 15

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 16

The Small Cinema

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 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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