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 collections etc.

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

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

School Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officer, Lindsey Milnes- see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the month –Friends Coffee morning. £1.30.- 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)

School Half Term  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officer, Lindsey Milnes- see below 

These are some special dates for your diary

FIRST OPEN DAY NEW ART EXHIBITION > Sunday 21st January 1 – 4 pm. In the community gallery.

(Please note the preview on Saturday the 20th January is a private event)

“The TEN of Us” Ten former pupils of Manchester High School of Art (Ted Bates, Reg Calvert, Steve Capper, Neil Cochrane, David Edwards, Phil Hughes, John McCombs, Ron McSweeney, David Ralston and Harry Robertson) left school, but now reunited are set to launch an exhibition of their work at the Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill.

“Putting on this exhibition is a way of showing our fondness for the school while acknowledging the role it played in shaping our various careers.

This exhibition will be “free to view” to the general public on most days between 1 and 4 pm from today until Sunday 18th February 2018 but please check our events calendar before your visit. Please see the “exhibitions” page on this website for more details about this and all our exhibitions.

 

SADDLEWORTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW BOOK LAUNCH and TALK  > Thursday 25th January 1.30 – 3.30 pm in the community gallery. Free

William Pownall’s “Uppermill” has been put together by a local history study group who will be giving a talk to help launch this brand new Saddleworth Historical Society’s publication.

The book is based on the vivid account of someone who lived and worked in the village in the late 1800s. With its added photos of the age, maps, census records, old trade directories and much more this book provides a unque window on life in the Saddleworth of over a century ago.

Refreshments will be available.

 

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 11th February 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 14th February 10 am – 12 noon. £1.30 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee and biscuits. 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 ACTIVITIES FOR AGES 4 – 11 > Thursday 15th February 1 – 3 pm. £3 per child payable by parent or guardian at the time of booking.

Come and explore one of Saddleworth’s local heroines through creative crafts. Find out about suffragette Annie Kenney and how she made a stand to make life fairer for all people. Come along, get your craft on and create a campaign!

 Annie Kenney Cone Dolls
 Woven Friendship Wristbands
 Fabric Sashes & Banners
 Heroine badges

One free adult place per booking.  Parent / carer must stay with child during activities.

To avoid disappointment please book at the museum reception, open between 1 and 4 pm daily.

 

TEAM QUIZ NIGHT WITH SUPPER > Friday 16th February 7 pm. £5 per person.

Teams are of up to 6 members. Bring your own drink. Entrance will be by ticket only. There will be the usual quiz night, supper and raffle. 

Please arrive at 7 pm for a prompt start at 7.30 pm.

To avoid disappointment please book in advance, as soon as possible, at the museum reception, open between 1 and 4 pm daily

 

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 11th 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.

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 14th March 10 am – 12 noon. £1.30 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee and biscuits. 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.

 

BY GUM, IT’S A MUSICAL EVENING & SUPPER > Friday 16th March 7 pm. £7 per person.

A light-hearted celebration of all things Yorkshire with musical entertainment provided by “Friends”, volunteers and local lads and lasses. Supper will probably include pie and mushy peas. We will provide glasses should you wish to bring your own drink.

Please arrive at 7 pm. Flat caps and whippets are optional!

To avoid disappointment please book in advance, as soon as possible, at the museum reception, open between 1 and 4 pm daily.

To find out more about future events why not join the “Friends” of the Museum- see the Friends page- and receive their regular newsletter. These are just a few of the special events you can expect to appear on this page…………

TRIPS

  • Trips and excursions. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

FRIENDS’ COFFEE MORNINGS

  • Currently every second Wenesady in the month,  a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee and biscuits. 200+ draw, raffle and cake stall. £1.30 on the day.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG

  • “Seasonal” workshops, activities and crafts for the young run by learning officers.Places may need to be reserved in advance. E.g. Santa at Xmas

FAMILY TRAILS & BAGS

  • Families visiting our museum galleries may enjoy the family trails and bags provided on request as part of the entrance fee. Organised by our Learning Officers.

QUIZZES

  • Team Quiz nights with Supper. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

 

OLD SADDLEWORTH PHOTOS & FILM

  • Historical Saddleworth Photos and Films presented by our Curator. Entrance fee often discounted for “Friends”.

HERITAGE and HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND EVENTS

  • Open days (as part of the annual heritage festival) and special offers (to say thank you to lottery players from the Heritage Lottery Fund-North West).

ART EXHIBITION PREVIEWS

  • Our community gallery hosts art exhibitions by local and internationally acclaimed artists. Special evening, or day, previews are often held. Please see our “Exhibitions” page.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG

  • Half-Term or Summer Holiday workshops, creative activities and crafts for the 4 – 11 year old. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

TAPAS EVENINGS

  • Tapas evenings organised by the “Friends” of the Museum. Places may need to be reserved in advance

 

LINKING SCHOOLS & EXPLORE LEARNING OLDHAM

  • Linking Schools and other Explore Learning projects organised by our Learning Officers. Please see our “Learning” page.

MUSIC & DRAMA

  • Events providing musical and theatrical entertainment, whether as part of a festival, or provided by the museum staff and  volunteers. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

AFTERNOON TEAS & PLANT SALES

  • Afternoon Teas & Plant Sales organised by the “Friends” of the Museum.

FARMERS MARKETS

  • Farmers Markets organised by the “Friends” of the Museum. Currently every second Sunday in the month. Free entry.

FRIENDS ANNUAL LUNCHEON

  • An exclusive event for the “Friends” of the Museum, an annual luncheon held in the community gallery. This event is by invitation only.

MUSEUM TOURS & GUIDED WALKS

  • Museum Tours and Guided Walks provided by our volunteers. Places may need to be reserved in advance. 

And so much more……

  • Book Signings, Yorkshire Day information centres and so much more……

……………………………….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.