Slider advertising the Oldham Histories festival 2022 from 9 Sept to 1 OctImage of a gold decorative frame and information about the Oldham Open 2022. Call out for entries - complete an entry form and deliver artwork from 8-10 September, 10am -4pm.Image of landscape painting of trees and advert for Land Marks exhibition by Diana Terry on display in Gallery 4 from 2 July 2022Image of fox and advert for British Wildlife Photography exhibition from 28 May until 3 September 2022Slider to promote Sheila Tilmouth's exhibition The Nature Table with image of Male Broad-bodied Chaser DragonflySearch our collections
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Opening times

Our opening hours are Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm. Last admissions 4.45pm.

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Admission is free! We have a shop, large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

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Latest News

  • The Oldham Open 2022

    Pick up your paintbrush, fire up the kiln and get snapping with that camera! This is your chance to showcase your work as part of The Oldham Open 2022. The […]

  • Diana Terry: Land Marks

    Our latest exhibition is inspired by local quarries and the way these landscapes have changed over time. The show features new paintings, prints and sculptures by popular local artist Diana […]

  • Harnessing the Power of Natural Science Collections

    Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo UK) will begin to address the challenges of digitising UK natural history collections.

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What's on at the Gallery

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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Gallery Events

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We have four large exhibition spaces. We take an innovative and unique approach to exhibition programming, bringing together what were once separate museum and gallery services.See our current exhibitions →.

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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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Children and Families

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....Find out more →

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Oldham Local Studies

Oldham Local Studies and Archives is the place to go for the history of Oldham and its people.Find out more →