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Following the latest Government lockdown guidance, we are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. In the meantime, stay safe and remember that we’re still here for you online! 

 

 

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

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Latest News

  • Future Everything: This Place [of mine]

    Oldham, as with many other towns in Greater Manchester has a long history of the High Street being a venue for social interaction and change. From sharing a portion of […]

  • Project launch: Moss Bothering

    Artist Antony Hall is beginning a three-month project to explore the secret life of historical moss specimens in our natural history collection.

  • Air Drying Clay Crafts – Bee Pot

    The perfect chance to use air drying clay! It’s a great material for crafting 3D artworks from beads to games, today we’re creating Bee Pots.

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Thu 22

Life Drawing goes digital

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Photo: Exhibition Space

Exhibitions

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

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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