Photo: Work set to start on OMA

Work set to start on OMA

Work to transform the former Oldham library building into a new state of the art, arts and heritage centre is a step closer following the appointment of the lead contractor. […]

After the Flood

Behind-the-scenes conservation of artwork after the 2018 flood at Gallery Oldham.

Conserving a Red Deer Stag

Lucy Mascord conserves a taxidermy Red Deer Stag ready for new foyer display at Gallery Oldham.

Green Light for Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre

Work on site at the historic former Oldham Library and Art Gallery on Union Street is expected to begin in the spring of 2019. Following a period of surveys and […]

Transformation Party revisited

A chance to look back to our Transformation Party from April 2017. On that day we showed over 200 people around the old Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

Journey back to magnificence

It has been a busy and satisfying year of progress on our Heritage & Arts Centre project. As we reach the end of 2017 it is time to draw breath […]

Change from top to bottom

In recent weeks the work on the old library and art gallery building has seen changes from top to bottom. Whether it is removing guano from the roof spaces or carrying […]

Facing the future

The latest stage of work on the old library and art gallery building has enabled us to get a close look at the faces that have stared out from this […]

Going underground

In recent weeks the focus of work on the new Heritage & Arts Centre has been at ground level and below. The ongoing survey work has been mapping the services […]

Revealing forgotten secrets

Work has continued to strip away decades of modern additions to the old Library & Art Gallery on Union Street. After several weeks the building is now back to its […]

Planning for the future

The building work continues to gather pace for our new Arts & Heritage Centre. The continuing ‘soft strip’ entails the removal of all modern services throughout the building, taking the old library and art gallery back to the original Victorian fabric.

The portacabins have landed

Regular visitors might have noticed some visible signs of progress with our project to create a new Heritage & Arts Centre. We handed the old library building over to contractors […]

Transformation Party latest

Preparation for our Transformation Party is in full swing. Later this month we will hand the old library building over to contractors for their survey works to begin. We are […]

Transformation Party!

The project to create a new Heritage & Arts Centre in the original old library building is about to enter its next phase. In just a few weeks we will […]

A bird’s eye view

We had a special ‘flypast’ this morning as our building project moved up to the next level. A drone was deployed to carry out a photographic survey of the roof […]

Reaching for the top

Eagle eyed visitors might have noticed the first signs of building work on our exciting capital project. Scaffolding has appeared along two sides of the Old Library & Art Gallery […]

A new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham

We are delighted to announce exciting news about our future. Oldham Council’s plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given the green light after the project […]