These are the regular events held in our community gallery-see below for other special events

Weekly

Tuesday am and pm Canal Side Quilters led by Sue Warburton. £10 annual fee and £3 per session The Canal Side Quilters are one of our special Partners. Please click on the above for a direct link.

Wednesday am – Volunteers Day- volunteers may be using the gallery to work on museum colllections etc.

Friday pm – Art Group 1:30 -3.30 run by Helen Slater. All materials supplied. £13 a session

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

On a Tuesday two evenings each month – Saddleworth Craft Workshops organised by Jacinta Bowie. £20 or £25 –see their website

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the month –Friends Coffee morning. £1.- see below

2nd Sunday in the month – Friends Farmers Market. Free. – see below

One evening in the month – Saddleworth Historical Society meeting-see their website.

One evening in the month – Saddleworth Civic Trust meeting-see their website.

Other

(less frequently than monthly)

Half Term  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officers, Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes- see below 

These are some special dates for your diary

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 12th March 9 am – 2 pm. Free. One stall/gazebo outside the museum entrance with other stalls inside the community gallery. Products can change but there are usually breads, cheeses, olives, teas, coffees and chocolates often of high “artisan” quality. Well worth a visit!

Please text or ring  Oliver on 07761 261349 or ring Oliver on 01457 873590 should you wish to book a stall for this event.

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 9th April 9 am – 2 pm. Free. One stall/gazebo outside the museum entrance with other stalls inside the community gallery. Products can change but there are usually breads, cheeses, olives, teas, coffees and chocolates often of high “artisan” quality. Well worth a visit!

Please text or ring  Oliver on 07761 261349 or ring Oliver on 01457 873590 should you wish to book a stall for this event.

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 12th April 10 am – 12 noon. £1 entrance includes your drink from the counter. In our rather nice community gallery. Buns or cakes (a “slice of something nice“), are also available to purchase at very reasonable prices. A raffle will be held and our homemade stall may be in operation. The monthly draw will be made for the 200+ club  and prizes handed out. Please come along to meet friends, make friends, find out about “Friends of the Museum” events, the 200+ club and maybe call in to the museum shop or galleries afterwards.

Museum Makes family workshop for 4-11 year olds > Thursday 13th April 1 – 3 pm at the Saddleworth Museum. Book in advance. £3 per child with 1 free adult per child. Join us for our Easter Museum Makes family workshop as we get creative with the history of our Magnificent Mills.  Find out how rabbits played a part in cloth weaving and how the wool from our local Lonk sheep was once used to help keep your feet toasty!  Felt making, printing and projection drawing, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

AfternoonTea at the Museum. On the 7th May the Friends of Saddleworth Museum will be holding a rather grand Afternoon Tea, with live background piano music, starting at 2.30 pm. £9. To book your time please visit the museum (Saddleworth Museum and Gallery , High Street, Uppermill, open 1 – 4 pm ) and secure with your payment

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 10th May 10 am – 12 noon. £1 entrance includes your drink from the counter. In our rather nice community gallery. Buns or cakes (a “slice of something nice“), are also available to purchase at very reasonable prices. A raffle will be held and our homemade stall may be in operation. The monthly draw will be made for the 200+ club  and prizes handed out. Please come along to meet friends, make friends, find out about “Friends of the Museum” events, the 200+ club and maybe call in to the museum shop or galleries afterwards.

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 14th May 9 am – 2 pm. Free. One stall/gazebo outside the museum entrance with other stalls inside the community gallery. Products can change but there are usually breads, cheeses, olives, teas, coffees and chocolates often of high “artisan” quality. Well worth a visit!

Please text or ring  Oliver on 07761 261349 or ring Oliver on 01457 873590 should you wish to book a stall for this event.

………..THESE ARE SOME OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS AND TRIPS WE HAVE FEATURED HERE IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS………..

On Tuesday 28th March 2017, we will have held a great British tapas evening at the Navigation Inn, Dobcross. The cost was £14 per person and the event was fully booked with the organiser prior to the notofication to this website. THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED

 

On Thursday 16th February 2017, the Learning Officers (Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes) at Saddleworth Museum and Gallery ran a special half-term event for children aged 4 to 11 years of age. This “Museum Makes” workshop involved many creative tasks inspired by our transport collection, was highly successful and cost £3 per child.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

 

On Tuesday 14th February 2017, the Learning Officers at Saddleworth Museum and Gallery working with Explore Learning Oldham ran an event called “Delve into the Diaries of the Past” for children aged 7 to11 years of age. The cost was £3 per child. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Friday 3rd February 2017, the Friends of Saddleworth Museum and Gallery held a team quiz night with pie supper. Teams reserved a table in advance and the cost was £5 per person. The event was sold out quite quickly and we had 17 full tables on the night! A good time was had by all and this event will most likely be repeated. Many thanks to Christine who organised the event, quizmaster Colin and his team, people who helped with the supper or the door and the local businesses who provided all the quiz and raffle prizes. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

On Tuesday 3rd January 2017 Cat and Lindsey, with help from volunteers, launched the new family bags containing many items to help enhance the galleries visit for the young. There are two themes, “transport” and “Victorian life” available by request from the admissions desk. THIS EVENT IS STILL ONGOING

On Thursday 22nd December 2016 Cat and Lindsey launched the new family trail in the museum galleries where, using the guide available from the museum admissions desk, visitors try to answer all questions and find all the characters hidden in the museum galleries.THIS EVENT IS STILL ONGOING 

On Saturday 3rd December 2016 we held our “Father Christmas at the Museum” event when every child also received a gift from Santa. Many thanks to Santa who was a huge success with both parents and children. Inspired by our archives of Christmases past past.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Friday 2nd December 2016, the Friends of Saddleworth Museum and Gallery held their AGM and Christmas Party. Around 50 or 60 attended with many bringing refreshments for the party tables. Quizzes and raffles were held and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to Michael for providing the music.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Sunday 6th November 2016, the Museum held a private reception,ceremonial grand opening and private luncheon. Around 60 attended the reception with 48 moving on to the private luncheon held in the community gallery. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Tuesday 18th October 2016, we held a great British tapas evening at the Navigation Inn, Dobcross. The cost was £13.50 per person and booking contact was made available both on this website and at the museum. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Saturday 17th September 2016, the Museum was dressed in the bunting from the “take one triangle” project, the crowds assembled, Morris men danced, volunteers dressed in Victorian costume to help in various areas, the learning officers took their positions for their organised activities for the children and we opened to the public at 1.00. pm. We lost count after 500! THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Friday 16th September 2016, the Friends held a free “sneak” preview, with drinks and “nibbles”, of the almost completed museum galleries in advance of the public opening. This event was by invitation only and was mainly Friends of the Museum, museum volunteers and one or two major donors. Over 300 attended. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Sunday 31st July 2016. The Museum had a gazebo on the King George V playing fields on “Yorkshire Day”. Thanks to all who called in for a chat, news about the refurbishment, and volunteer days and to meet our new learning officers. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Wednesday 13th July 2016, in the upper hall of the Methodist Church, the kick start of the “Take one Triangle project to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished museum later this year.  We would like your own individual and unique contribution to the 51 metre s of bunting to be used.to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished museum later this year we would like your own individual and unique contribution to the 51 metres of bunting to be used. Other follow up workshops will also be held in the Uppermill Methodist Upper Hall between 1 and 3 pm on Tuesdays the 2nd, 9th and 16th August. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Thursday 5th May 2016, the Friends ran our coach trip to Middlewich and Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre. The cost was £23.00 per person and booking forms were made available both on this website and from our portakabin. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Tuesday 12th April 2016, the Friends ran our coach trip to Clitheroe and Settle with an optional tour of Clitheroe Castle. The cost of the coach trip only was £16 per person and booking forms were made available both on this website and from our portakabin. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Tuesday 22nd March 2016 the Friends held a great British tapas evening at the Navigation Inn, Dobcross. The cost was £13.50 per person anbooking contact was made available both on this website and at our temporary portakabin. THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

……………………………….Gallery Hire

Our impressive canal side community gallery is available for hire to accommodate your corporate, charity, association or family function. If you would like more details please contact the curator, Peter Fox, on 01457 874093 or use the contact form below.