School visits

The gallery has a lively mix of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists and makers and a variety of items from our public collections which include social, natural and industrial history as well as fine and decorative arts.

Our education programme covers many aspects of the National Curriculum and resources, workshops and activities are available throughout the school year.

The children were captivated the minute they walked through the door!

Year 2 teacher

We offer both artist and facilitator-led workshops and self-guided visits. Download the following documents to help you plan your visit.

School workshops

NEW for 2019/2020

Gallery Oldham School Programme 2019-2020 (PDF)

Self-guided visits

A Local History Study; Oldham Panorama Quiz (PDF)
Oldham Stories Quiz Lower KS2 (PDF)
Oldham Stories Quiz Upper KS2 (PDF)
Natural History Quiz Year 1 (PDF)
Natural History Quiz Year 2 (PDF)
Natural History Quiz Year 4 (PDF)
Natural History Quiz Year 6 (PDF)

We also have a wonderful collection of natural objects and sensory materials available for child-led play. This collection is a result of our project with Kingfisher Special School. Find out more through our blog.

If you would like to book a space for your pupils to explore these resources self-guided, please contact Sophie Watt, via email or phone 0161 770 5431.

Book a visit

To make a booking for either an artist or facilitator-led workshop or a self-guided visit, please send a completed enquiry form to Sophie Watt, Learning Assistant,

GO Schools and Colleges Enquiry Form (Word)

If you would like to enquire about a visit or have any questions please email Sophie or call 0161 770 5431.

If anybody in the group requires assistance to leave the building during their visit, please state this on your Enquiry Form.

Pre-visit information


Did you know you can visit Gallery Oldham using the tram? Your school group can also travel for less with Metrolink’s Kids for a Quid scheme. Book tickets in advance and pay with card or cheque. Please see the flyer below for details.

Kids for a Quid with Gallery Oldham & Metrolink (PDF)

Please read these documents before you visit Gallery Oldham.

Teacher’s Information Pack (PDF)
School Visit General Risk Assessment (PDF)
Detailed Risk Assessments for each workshop are available from Sophie on request.

You can also introduce your class to Gallery Oldham and talk them through their visit using this presentation.

Your School Visit (PPT)


All materials used in school workshops are provided. We can also offer clipboards, pencils and cloakroom facilities for your group if you are visiting us self-guided. Please let Sophie know in advance via email or call 0161 770 5431.

If your visit is a trial workshop, part of a project or a special event, you will need to complete a Schools Photo Permission Form.

Schools Photo Permission Form Oldham Council (PDF)

Don’t forget to share your visit with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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