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Go Baby Digital: Get their imaginations going every Tuesday.
See our online exhibition – Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism
Get Creative with Super Saturday every other week.
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Plans for OMA – Our new Arts & Heritage Centre

Opening times

We are temporarily closed as a precautionary measure to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).


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

Map and visitor information

Latest News

  • Nextwavearts micro commission – OPEN

    We are delighted to announce that our first young person’s micro-commission programme is now open for applications. NEXTWAVEARTS has been created by Gallery Oldham and Oldham Arts Development to support young people, aged 17 – 25, in response to Covid-19.We want to work with young artists to explore, unpick and investigate Gallery Oldham’s art collection […]

  • Early Years Adventure – Dens

    We’re so thrilled to be bringing you this week’s early years adventure featuring one of our original practitioners, Leonie! Families old and new will know Leonie for her singing and storytelling during GO Baby and GO Explorers. This week Leonie and her two daughters decided to focus on the artwork ‘Small Mollington Knot Cushion’ by […]

  • Remember When? Retail therapy

    As we all dash to the shops for some retail therapy, we’re taking a look at some of the shopping incentives used in Oldham.

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Events & Activities

Thu 16

Digital Life Drawing

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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