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Plans for OMA – Our new Arts & Heritage Centre

Opening times

We are currently open on a part-time basis. Our temporary hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm-4pm.


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

Map and visitor information

Latest News

  • Reopening Oldham Local Studies and Archives

    We’re very pleased to announce that Local Studies and Archives will be able to welcome visitors back into their search room from Wednesday 7 October. This will initially be a […]

  • Surprising Connections: Oldham Lockdown Museum

    We launched Oldham’s Lockdown Museum https://galleryoldham.org.uk/exhibitions/oldhams-lockdown-museum/ back in May, and Oldham’s Lockdown Letters in August, with the aim of collecting your photos and written responses to life in our area […]

  • Announcing our reopening

    On Wednesday 2 September Gallery Oldham opens to the public for the first time in over five months. During the month of September this opening will be on a part-time basis.

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Photo: Exhibition Space


We have four large exhibition spaces plus a community gallery. We take an innovative and unique approach to exhibition programming, bringing together what were once separate museum and gallery services.

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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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Photo: Lowry painting

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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Lockdown museum

Oldham's Lockdown Museum

Oldham's Lockdown Museum is a new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in our local area during the Covid-19 pandemic. Share your stories, pictures and films.

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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....

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About OMA


Learn about OMA our exciting new Arts & Heritage centre which will open at the end of 2021. OMA brings together the work of Gallery Oldham, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Arts Development and Oldham Local Studies and Archives into one exciting shared venue.

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Photo: Take-Part

Take Part

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.

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Photo: Old Post Office Oldham

Oldham Local Studies

Explore your family history; find out how Oldham has changed with the development of new communities; uncover the story of Oldham from village to cotton capital of the world.

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