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Oldham Stories: Encounters with our Collections
Gallery 2 – Carboniferous Monsters
Gallery 3 – Points of View by Saddleworth Group of Artists
Gallery 4 – Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place by Manchester Histories
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Opening times

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

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

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Latest News

  • Carboniferous Monsters Takeover Day 2023

    For this year’s Takeover Day, St Patrick’s RC Primary and Nursery School’s Year 1 class took over our Carboniferous Monsters: 150 Million Years Before the Dinosaur exhibition for a play […]

  • Changes to Local Studies & Archives service before move to a new home

    There will be temporary changes to our Local Studies and Archives Service this winter, as the service prepares to move to its new home in the redeveloped Spindles centre. The […]

  • Circe: Gallery Oldham’s Most Queried Painting

    Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses is perhaps Gallery Oldham’s most popular artwork and it is the one we receive the most queries about. To help answer some of those burning questions here is a bit of information about John William Waterhouse’s famous painting.

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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 →