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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

  • International Women’s Day: Liz Ackerley

    To mark International Women’s Day 2022 Liz Ackerley speaks to Gallery Oldham about her experiences as a contemporary women artist.

  • Legacies of Biafra – final week of events

    This moving and important exhibition closes on Saturday 26 February. Don’t miss this programme of talks and storytelling scheduled for the exhibition’s final week. Online Storytelling Event – 24 February, […]

  • A love letter to Oldham

    Between 2018 and 2020, arts organisation Arc worked in partnership with Gallery Oldham on a community project to celebrate what makes Oldham special, with support from the National Lottery Heritage […]

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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

Arts, Heritage, Libraries and Music Service have got together to create Take Part, an online space that makes it easy to see what creative activities you can be involved in.Find out more →