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

  • Turn your hand to origami

    Inspired by our new exhibition On Paper we’ve been having some fun with paper. In the exhibition artists use paper in all kinds of ways, ripping it, burning it and sculpting it, so we decided to have a go at origami. Why don’t you join us. All you need to make this origami dog are […]

  • Oldham Open exhibition – Speaking to the Artists

    Over the next month young people from the Gallery Oldham Collective will be catching up with some of the artists who are currently showing their work in the Oldham Open 2019. This week they interviewed Justin Hodder. What are the titles of the artworks you entered in the Oldham Open? I entered two pieces – […]

  • Interview with Kevin Haynes and the Oldham Open

    We’ve been very busy this week installing the Oldham Open which is due to open on Friday 20 September. Over 300 works were submitted and approximately 260 pieces will be included in the exhibition. I caught up with local artist Kevin Haynes, who has two new paintings in the exhibition this year. His picture I’m […]

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Events & Activities

Thu 17

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 18

GO Explorers – Sensory fun for 2 – 4s

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 19

Art Bites

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thu 24

GO Baby – Sensory fun for 0 – 2’s

October 24 @ 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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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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