After a year-long refurbishment, the museum re-opened on 17th September 2016. Our long awaited new website will follow. The amendments on this website are still ongoing.
>Our “new look” August 2016.
Our new logo >
Welcome to Saddleworth Museum and Gallery and Community Resource.
The Museum stands in a historic and beautiful 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 made up of the villages of Delph, Diggle, Dobcross, Denshaw, Greenfield and Uppermill – which is a busy thriving village with plenty to see on your visit.
We are an independent museum run as a registered charity; a charge is made for entry to the museum galleries.
The museum tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. Our displays change regularly making use of material stored in our archive.
Unless a community group has booked the community gallery entrance is normally free. Art and craft exhibitions change every six weeks and showcase the best local and regional art, photography and local craft, and is often for sale (please enquire in our shop).
Access for the disabled to the museum is one of our priorities. There are a number of ramps outside the museum leading to and though our easy access entrance. There are also one or two easy to use ramps inside. There is a specially engineered lift for the disabled on the ground floor which will take visitor to all gallery levels. Each gallery and shop floor level has been designed with ease of access for the disabled in mind. Our toilet facilities include a specially designed toilet for the disabled.
Our shop sells a wide range of items ,often unique to the museum and often sourced with local craftspeople. Books, DVD’s, maps, cards, notelets, bags, jams,mugs, toys and also many souvenir items too many to list. There is also a visitor information facility in the shop.
Our visitor information centre in the shop offers advice on travel, accommodation, refreshment, events, activities and information for walkers within the Saddleworth area and much much more!