What's on

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.


Details of our current exhibitions can be found here. If you’re interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free lunchtime talks and tours!


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.


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Online Talk: Brick by Brick

Join curator Sean Baggaley via Zoom as we take a look at the amazing artwork in our latest exhibition Brick by Brick which gathers the work of 18 artists, designers and photographers from around the world who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, […]


Festival Oldham

We're are delighted to announce Festival Oldham is back! The borough’s free celebration of art and entertainment takes place on Saturday 24 July 2021 from 12 noon until 4pm in Parliament Square in Oldham Town Centre and Gallery Oldham Gardens. This year's theme is ‘Heroes’, join us from noon until 4pm as we celebrate the […]


Cotton On Manchester: Art Theory and Practice workshop

Gallery Oldham

We are delighted to be partnering with the brilliant team at Cotton On Manchester for our first craft workshop back!  Join artists Sarah Riccardi and Alice Copley as they take you through the techniques and processes of Oil Painting, featuring our very own collection as inspiration you will learn about and then practice how to […]

Small Cinema – Hidden Figures (PG)

Gallery Oldham

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies that little ones AND grown ups will love! Hidden Figures (PG) £3             To celebrate Black History Month Small Cinema is showing Hidden Figures, a biographical drama that follows three female African-American mathematicians who deal with racism and gender […]

Screen Print Course for Beginners – Adult Art Course

Five Week Screen Print Course for Beginners. Experiment with creating, preparing and screen printing on fabric and paper using an array of techniques to produce your own wonderful designs. Tuesday […]


Gallery Talks Series

Gallery Oldham

Our free monthly talks are informal and last around 40 minutes and given by gallery staff or artists.

Kids and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. Free activities in the school holidays, and more..

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talks and Tours

Lunchtime talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.

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courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops

We run regular adult Art and Craft courses, and also provide workshops and hands-on activities for groups of all abilities.

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Small cinema

Small Cinema

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies. Tickets are £3. Join us for fun film-related crafts before each movie. Activities are FREE and run from 12noon – 2pm.

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Cultural Forum

Cultural forum

The Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries.

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