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. An Annual Fee and small charge per session. The Canal Side Quilters are one of our special Partners. Please click on the above for a direct link.

Wednesday amVolunteers Day– volunteers may be using the gallery to work on museum collections etc.

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

On Monday afternoons. Every two weeks (excepting bank holidays) – Family History Research (one hour sessions)by appointment only. Charge applies. – see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the month – Friends Coffee Morning. £1.50 – see below

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

Other

(possibly less frequently than monthly)

Art Previews – see below and our Exhibitions page on this website

Saddleworth Historical Society & Saddleworth Civic Trust events and talks-see their websites

School Term   – Workshops see our Learning / Schools page on this website

School Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

Thursday 5th March, 1.30 – 3.15 pm > “Explore Saddleworth’s Old Photographs”. A presentation from the archives by our curator Peter Fox. £3. 

Today our curator, Peter Fox, will present another of his informal talks alongside some unique, and fascinating Saddleworth’s old photographs from the museum archive.

Tickets at £3 each will be available at the museum reception on the day. We suggest you arrive early for this event.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our telephone number is 01457 874093 and our email is curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday, 8th March 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes 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.)

Monday 9th March, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 11th March 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF ​THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £1.50 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetière 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.

Saddleworth Museum welcomes the British railway modelling directory on Saturday 14th (10 am to 4,30 pm) and Sunday 15th March (10 am to 4 pm). Admission charges, concessionary £2, adults £5, family £8. In the community  gallery

Saddleworth Museum is once again hosting a Model Railway Exhibition. In aid of Macmillan Charity the show is family orientated with layouts across all gauges from N to O gauge. There will be light refreshments available on the day, parking outside the museum in the car park but do note that this gets very busy, there are plenty of side street alternatives. Visitors are welcome into the museum as well but there will be a small extra charge on the day for that.

During the weekend, there will be a raffle with the draw on Sunday. Various prizes will be on offer for everyone to enjoy.

ADMISSION:  Adults £5.00  Concessions £2.00    Family £8.00

CONTACT: 07305 795232

For more details see http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/20055-UppermillModelRailwayShowExhibition

Venue: Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill OL3 6HS.

Friday 20th March 7 for 7.30 pm > Fun Team Quiz evening with Supper > Community Gallery. £6. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE

Please book now at the museum reception to avoid disappointment and a table will be reserved for you and your team.


The Friends of Saddleworth Museum are holding a fun team quiz evening for those who like to have their knowledge tested but want to take part in something that is not too difficult and also have a bit of fun.


There will be the usual Team (a team can consist of between 2 and 6 people) Quiz, prizes for the winning team, some hot Supper, a raffle and contestants can bring their own liquid refreshments. If you are an individual or couple and would like to be part of a made up team of individuals for the evening please let reception know.


Tickets for this event are now available from museum reception and it is suggested that individuals and teams should book now, pay for their tickets and reserve a team table. It would help if you could let us know when you book if you would like the vegetarian option of the supper.

The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS. The friends email address is friends@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 22nd March, 1 to 4 pm > Last Day photo exhibition “Exhibition” by the Yorkshire Monochrome Group. Community Gallery. Free. 

This will be your last opportunity to view the work on display.

Please see the exhibitions page on this website for more information > http://www.saddleworthmuseum.co.uk/exhibitions/

Monday 23rd March, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Saturday 28th March, 2 to 4 pm > Preview “party” afternoon >  art exhibition “Pennine Painters” by Diana Terry and Friends. Community Gallery. Free.

Today Saddleworth Museum & Gallery welcomes Diana Terry and Friends. 

Today Di and friends invite you to their preview party starting at 2 pm!

Meet the artist/s and learn about the works on display. Most of the art on display will be for sale and this would also be a first opportunity to buy that special gift for either a loved one or yourself, but mostly just enjoy the party!

Diana’s paintings and prints encourage viewers to look beyond the brushstrokes, considering the narrative between humanity and the environment. You can learn more on http://www.diterry.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/dipotpaint

Please see the “Exhibitions” page http://www.saddleworthmuseum.co.uk/exhibitions/ on this website for more information about this this specific exhibition. 

Monday 6th April 1 – 3 pm > Easter Themed “Magic Monday” family craft sessions for 4 to 11-year olds. In the community gallery. £3 per child over 4, bookable in advance 

Our Easter themed family craft sessions in our community gallery will be held on Monday 6th April. There will be usual 4 or 5 craft tables run by our volunteers between 1 and 3 pm. Most of the tables will have Easter inspired themes.

Places could be limited, and it is suggested that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The cost is £3 for each 4 to 11-year old. One parent or guardian must remain with the child during these activities.

Free colouring sheets will be available for the under 4’s.Refreshments will be available for all to purchase

The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily and we can be found on the High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS.Monday

Monday 6th April, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

 

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 8th April 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF ​THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £1.50 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetière 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.

Sunday, 12th April 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes 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.)

Sunday 19th April. 1 pm for a 1.30 pm start > Springtime Buffet Luncheon > Community Gallery. £15. Tickets are not yet available but places will need to be reserved in advance.

This event is still in the planning phase. You should expect the usual excellent grand buffet with live musical accompaniment by Martin and John. Wine and soft drinks should be on sale and a raffle will also be held. Parties of 6 or more will be able to reserve a table for that group. This website will be updated as soon as tickets are available.

If you would like to express an interest in advance or check on the status of this event, our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email friends@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Monday 20th April, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 26th April, 1 to 4 pm > last day art exhibition “Pennine Painters” by Diana Terry and Friends. Community Gallery. Free.

Today Saddleworth Museum & Gallery say goodbye to Diana Terry and Friends. Please see http://www.saddleworthmuseum.co.uk/exhibitions/ for more information.

This will be your last chance to view the exhibition and maybe purchase one of the works on display.

Diana’s paintings and prints encourage viewers to look beyond the brushstrokes, considering the narrative between humanity and the environment. You can learn more on http://www.diterry.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/dipotpaint

Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information about this this specific exhibition.

Sunday, 10th May 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes 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.)

 

Sunday, 10th May 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes 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.)

 

Wednesday 13th May 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF ​THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £1.50 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetière 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.

Monday 18th May, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session.

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

 

Monday 1st June, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Research. Book a one-hour session. £5 includes museum gallery admission (each one hour session is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area they are already investigating during a one hour session

Although our volunteers will have access to software applications and often have specialist local knowledge and access to museum archive information, it would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. All individual, specific and personal information received or provided is treated as confidential to that one hour session.

It is essential that you book your one hour session in advance. We offer 3 one hour sessions:-

  • 1 to 2 pm or

  • 2 to 3 pm or

  • 3 to 4 pm

Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facilities in gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

Drop in sessions may not be possible today since this facility is often fully booked so it would be best to telephone in advance if you were thinking of just dropping in.

Our address is Saddleworth Museum & Gallery, High Street, Uppermill Ol3 6HS. The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily and you could book in advance at the museum reception or you could telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

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.