Welcome to Saddleworth Museum and Gallery
The Museum stands in a beautiful and historic location beside the Huddersfield Canal in the village of Uppermill, nestled in the hills in the middle of the area known as Saddleworth, an old Yorkshire Parish with its own identity. Uppermill is a busy, thriving village with lovely canal towpath walks, many small independent shops and plenty of places to eat & drink.
One of our hidden treasures is undoubtedly our archive. We have one of the single richest sources of local history to be found in the north of England. There are maps photographs, deeds, wills, census returns and Parish records. The earliest date back to the late 1500’s
The museum galleries tell the story of the people who have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. This is done in a thoroughly modern way within the carefully restored fabric of a building that still retains the character you would expect from a building dated 1862. A small charge is made for admission to the museum galleries although “Friends of the Museum”, enjoy free admission
Our separate community gallery often has “free to view” exhibitions of paintings, photos and other arts and craft works. This gallery is available for hire. Please check our events, learning and exhibition pages before your visit to avoid disappointment.
Saddleworth includes, amongst others, the villages of Delph, Diggle, Dobcross, Denshaw, Greenfield and Uppermill. We have a wealth of information about the area in our visitor information centre and our staff and volunteers would also be happy to try and answer your questions.
Our modern, open plan and spacious shop offers a variety of local hand crafted items, many with a Saddleworth theme, alongside toys for the young, maps, DVDs, cards, souvenir items, jewellery, maps, walking guides, books about Saddleworth and much more.
, from our gentle ramps, hand rails and a specially designed, customised lift, right through to our dedicated toilet facilities, is, and will remain, one of the
Please use the direct links to a few of our pages below, see our news feed footer and explore our website. If you need to book something, or have questions, most pages offer an email contact form. You can also comment on our news posts. However, most importantly, visit us!
To contact us by post or telephone please see our “Contact Us” page > “hover” over our Home page to see all options.
Help support the museum by becoming a “Friend”. Your membership entitles you to free access to the museum galleries.
Find out more about our current collections on display, exhibits, interactives and iconic items in our museum galleries.
We have a number of regular, and special, events all year round.
Check out the “Exhibitions” page also.