We know that you can’t visit us at the moment but we have loads of fun activities that you can get involved with from home.
Visit our kids & families page for a range of activities to keep the family entertained!
Looking for resources to help with home schooling?
Head to our schools page for cross-curricular PowerPoints with educational activities inspired by artworks and artefacts from our collection.
We have a huge range of activities for families, individuals, artists, young people and everyone else who visits Gallery Oldham.
Check the calendar on the right for upcoming activities and events.
For Kids and Families we have a fun mix of events for families during all school holidays, our monthly Super Saturdays and weekly Go Baby and GO Explorer sessions. Plus the Small Cinema showing family friendly films.
For Young People we have a variety of creative activities, workshops and sessions to develop your skills. We also deliver and support Arts Award.
For adults we offer a range of informative art and craft courses, and group workshops that are suitable for all levels of ability.
Gallery Talks Series
Our free talks are informal and last around 40 minutes with time for a discussion and questions afterwards, some are onsite and others are online. Talks are given by gallery staff or guest speakers. All onsite talks are drop in, no need to book. Please ensure that you reserve your place on our online talks.
Wednesday 20 October 2021, 2pm
Join us for a shared online presentation by Gallery
Oldham staff and the Oldham Rugby League Heritage
Trust about our extensive rugby league collections.
Wednesday 10 November 2021, 2pm
Volunteer Amber Queally and our art curator Rebecca Hill give an onsite tour of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour: Degas’s Helene Rouart in her Father’s Study.
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 2pm
The National Gallery’s Associate Curator Laura Llewellyn leads an online presentation about Degas’s Hélène Roaurt in her Father’s Study.
Wednesday 12 January 2022, 2pm
It’s time to get ready for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch. So come and take a close onsite look at Oldham’s birds newly displayed in our Oldham Stories Gallery with our natural history curator Patricia Francis.
Wednesday 9 February 2022, 2pm
Join an online tour of the Legacies of Biafra exhibition with artist Hassan Aliyu.
Wednesday 16 March 2022, 2pm
Join artists Liz Ackerley and Hugh Winterbottom onsite and take a closer look at their work displayed in Landscapes Inside Out.
Wednesday 6 April 2022, 2pm
Join our natural history curator Patricia Francis onsite to hear more about seabirds and why they feature in Oldham Stories.