Early Years

There’s always something to do at Gallery Oldham, even for our youngest visitors. Join our award nominated programmes and take part in some of our messiest sessions!



Art Bites
Saturdays 11 January, 1 February, 7 March and 4 April, 10.30am – 11.30am

Our Saturday sessions for non-walkers and toddling babies are ideal for any little ones who enjoy multi sensory experiences and don’t mind getting messy! Enjoy a mixture of materials all safe for mouthing babies, in these special monthly sessions.

Booking essential, just £2.50 per baby, per session. Book Online.
Call 0161 770 4741 or email evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk for more information.


GO Baby!
Thursdays, term-time only, 10.30am – 12pm

Let your baby take the lead and explore the gallery through their eyes. Our popular GO Baby programme for 0 – 2 year olds and their families uses sounds, textures and sensory play to bring our spaces to life.

Just drop in – no need to book. Free.


GO Explorers
Fridays, term-time only, 10.30am – 11.30am

Have fun and explore the world through creative and messy play in our weekly sensory sessions for children aged 2-4 and their families. Everyone is welcome, so come along and have-a-go! GO Explorers is a mixture of creative and messy play. Please wear appropriate clothing, aprons and gloves can be provided.

Booking essential, just £3.50 per child, per session. Book Online.

For any information or queries please call 0161 770 4741 or email evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk


Kids in Museums – Museums of the Year shortlisted nominee 2015

Manchester Life Magazine – Exhibition of the year nominee 2015

Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence – Project on a limited budget shortlist 2016

Visit England – Family Friendly Finalist 2017

Curious Minds – Northwest Cultural Education Awards, Inclusive Partnership nominee 2017

Henshaws – Visual Impairment Friendly Business of the Year nominee 2018