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

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

2nd & 4th Monday each month (excepting bank holidays) Family History Help Desk – by appointment & drop in. Museum admission charge applies. – see below

Monthly

2nd Monday in the monthVolunteer Evening. Free. – see below

2nd Wednesday in the monthFriends Coffee Morning. £1.30 – see below

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

Other

(possibly less frequently than monthly)

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

School Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officers, Lindsey & Tim. Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 10th December between 1 – 4 pm. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning officer, or a dedicated volunteer, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area. It would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facility in our gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

To avoid long waiting times it may also help if you could let us know in advance the approximate time of your visit should you wish to use this service.

The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily if you wish to inform reception in advance or telephone 01457 874093 or email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

(for those who only have a only a single question or short query please email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk at any time or ask for Tim when you arrive and wait in reception)

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 12th December 10 am – 12 noon£1.30 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.

The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre are open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm !

Saddleworth Cards and Gifts Unique to the Museum

We now have our new ranges of wonderful Saddleworth and Yorkshire gifts, including mugs, books, maps, prints, cards and foods. We also carry items ideal as “stocking fillers” for children and our exclusive calendar, containing beautiful images of Old Saddleworth.

This calendar is unique and was especially created by our curator from our photographic archives of old Saddleworth.

The community gallery is also hosting the “Winter Exhibition” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists where their paintings will be on sale for that extra special Christmas present.

 

Please pop in and browse!

Telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

LAST DAY ART EXHIBITION > Saddleworth Group of Artists Saturday 5th January. Community Gallery 1 – 4 pm. Free

The Saddleworth Group of Artists “Winter Exhibition” has run from the 1st December 2018 to 5th January 2019. This is your last opportunity to visit this exhibition.

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

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 9th January 10 am – 12 noon£1.30 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.

FIRST DAY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION > Jude Gidney Photograph Group Saturday 12th January. Community Gallery 1 – 4 pm. Free

The Jude Gidney Photograph Group exhibition will run from the 12th January to 10th February in our community gallery, This is is your first opportunity to visit this exhibition.

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

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 13th January 9 am – 2 pm. CANCELLED

Our  first Farmers’ Market in 2019 will be on the 10th February

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM VOLUNTEER EVENING > Monday 14th January 7 – 9 pm

The museum relies heavily on its’ “Friends” and Volunteers. The “Friends of the Museum” need more volunteers to help them with a number of activities. All new volunteers can register on a Wednesday morning but we also offer, an informal preview and one to one discussion, this evening should you be thinking of volunteering. The museum is an essential community resource and charity and accredited museum. 

Whilst all current volunteers will be most welcome to attend this evening, the Friends of the Museum require volunteers to help with: –

• Fund raising
• Event organisation
• Specific Projects
• The Friends Committee
• The Website
• Databases
• Etc.

If you think you can help us in any way it would be great to see you!

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 10th 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.

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.