Our existing shop and visitor information centre are currently closed but will soon re-open in temporary premises on the site and will remain open during the remainder of the refurbishment.
The museum collections and art gallery closed in late summer 2015 for major refurbishment (see our “News” page). We plan to re-open during the spring of 2016.
-Current canal side view
-Proposed canal side view
This will not change much but the side and high street view will change. The high street frontage will be extended and modernised as will the side entrance. The side entrance will also be off-set forty five degrees and will be much more visible from both the car park and the high street. Artistic impression only:-
Welcome to Saddleworth Museum, Art 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.
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. Our displays are currently closed for refurbishment and we hope to re-open them in the spring of 2016.
We are an independent museum run as a registered charity; a charge is made for entry to the museum. Our museum is currently closed for refurbishment and we hope to re-open early in 2016.
Art Gallery exhibitions change every six weeks and showcase the best local and regional art, photography and local craft. Admission to the art gallery is free and most of the artwork is for sale. Our art gallery is currently closed whilst we store some of our collections during the museum refurbishment and we hope to re-open in the spring of 2016.
For disabled access we have a chair lift to the Art Gallery and a ramp to the lower floor. However there is no disabled access to the first floor. All access to the toilets, art gallery and first floor is now closed and we hope to re-open in the spring of 2016
Our shop sells a wide range of books, DVD’s, maps, gifts and souvenirs specialising in local wares. There is also a visitor information facility in the shop offering advice as well as accommodation details for the local area and further afield. These facilities will continue to operate during the museum closure for refurbishment.