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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Gallery Talks Series (Cancelled)

Gallery Oldham

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

Saturday Talks

Gallery Oldham

Join us on a Saturday afternoon for a chance to explore our exhibitions in more depth with the artists and photographers who are exhibiting at Gallery Oldham.


Art Bites (Cancelled)

Art Bites is our newest early years programme, the perfect messy play addition! Ideal for toddlers, early walkers and non-walkers join these monthly messy play sessions.

Gallery Talks Series (Cancelled)

Gallery Oldham

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

Life Drawing with Gallery Oldham – digital drawing

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Oldham Histories Festival

Oldham Histories Festival 2020 has gone digital. Oldham’s annual Histories Festival is your chance to find out more about the people, places, buildings and stories in your area. This year is a little different as we are unable to run the talks and behind-the-scenes tours that we would usually. Instead we’re offering a range of […]

Digital Fun Palaces

Take part in all things arty, crafty and cultural with our fantastic online activities for Fun Palaces on 3 Oct 2020.

Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities and workshops for children & families. Join us each month for our Super Saturday activities.

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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