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)

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

Monthly

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

2nd Sunday in the monthFriends 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 Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

Sunday 26th May, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “A Moment in Time” by Joyce Vick. Community Gallery. Free

Today is your last opportunity to view and/or purchase Joyce’s work.

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

Tuesday 28th May 1 to 4 pm > TAKEAWAY TUESDAY “Domestic Bliss” FAMILY CRAFT SESSION. Today this is included in your museum galleries admission price-individual adult £3, concessionary adult £2, child £2 (family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children/grandchildren £6) 

There is no need to book, just drop in on the day! Pay your entrance fee/s to the museum collection galleries and during your visit call at one of our activity areas to make a butter pat stamp, have a go at copperplate writing or weaving.

Whilst our activity areas will be manned by experienced volunteers today, or perhaps a learning officer, please note your child must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult (parent/grandparent/guardian) at all times.

You and your family are of course most welcome to also explore our normal family trail, activity bags, dressing up stations, interactives and collections on display.

We are open every day between 1 and 4 pm. Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill. OL3 6HS

Saturday 1st June, 1 to 4 pm > FIRST DAY “SUMMER EXHIBITION” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists. Community Gallery. Free

Details to be advised.

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

Sunday 2nd June, 11am to 3.30 pm > PLANT SALE. In our community gallery and secret garden. Free Entry.

Please come and buy some plants for your garden.

Stalls with home baked produce and hand made craft items.

The “Friends” of the museum will be running a bottle tombola.

Light refreshments will also be available.

(The museum’s charity number is 528225 so if you would like to help us in any way, either beforehand with plant or bottle donations, or on the day, please call in to the museum any day between 1 and 4 pm and leave Jo a message. Our telephone number is 01457 874093.)

Sunday, 9th June 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 10th June, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 12th June, 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 23rd June, starting outside The Clarence Hotel, Greenfield at 10.00 am prompt > One of our series of guided Heritage Walks, “FOLLOW THE CHEW VALLEY TRAMWAY ROUTE”. £3 per person payable in advance.

Discover the route and history of Chew valley Tramway built to aid the construction of the Chew reservoir.

This is a medium walk with long inclines and good footwear is required. This walk is approximately 5 miles long and with our stops for your guide to provide more information, and you to ask questions, should finish no later than around 4 pm. It is suggested you bring your own lunch and a stop for this break will be provided.

As with all our heritage walks places need to be booked in advance, at £3 per person from the museum reception. The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS.

(Numbers are limited, so should you be unable to pay in advance at the museum please ring the museum, establish that there are sufficient places still available, leave all your contact details with reception and turn up early and pay the guide the exact amount direct outside the Clarence Hotel on the day.)

Monday 24th June, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 29th June, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “SUMMER EXHIBITION” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists. Community Gallery. Free

Details to be advised.

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

Friday 5th July, 11.45 am > A recital by the Meraki Duo. In our community gallery. £6.

One of a number of performances by different artists at a variety of venues as part of the Uppermill Summer Music Festival.

Formed in 2013, the Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing arrangements of their own.

Meera Maharaj and James Girling both studied at the RNCM, sharing a passion for chamber music.

They have performed at a range of venues across the north including the Bridgewater Hall as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar weekend and a recital at the Lymm Festival.

Tickets are now available from the Uppermill Post Office, Methodist Church and the reception desk at the Museum. £6 per person. The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS

Saturday 6th July, 1 to 4 pm > FIRST DAY “EXHIBITION” by Sheila Meeks. Community Gallery. Free

Details to be advised.

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

Monday 8th July, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 10th July, 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, 14th July 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 14th July, starting outside the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill at 10.00 am prompt > One of our series of guided Heritage Walks, “POTS AND PANS HISTORY WALK”. £3 per person payable in advance.

Discover Running Hill Quarries, the site of an early water mill and stories of Chew Valley in this breath-taking walk over Saddleworth’s Pot’n’Pans.

This is a medium walk with long inclines and good footwear is required. This walk is approximately 5 miles long and with our stops for your guide to provide more information, and you to ask questions, should finish no later than around 4 pm. It is suggested you bring your own lunch and a stop for this break will be provided.

As with all our heritage walks places need to be booked in advance, at £3 per person from the museum reception. The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS.

(Numbers are limited, so should you be unable to pay in advance at the museum please ring the museum, establish that there are sufficient places still available, leave all your contact details with reception and turn up early and pay the guide the exact amount direct outside the Saddleworth Museum on the day.)

Monday 22nd July, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 4th August, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “EXHIBITION” by Sheila Meeks. Community Gallery. Free

Details to be advised.

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

Saturday 10th August, 1 to 4 pm > FIRST DAY “Painting from Observation” by Alan J Thompson. Community Gallery. Free

We welcome Alan to our exhibition gallery. Today will be the first day you will be able to view his work. Details of this first day have yet to be advised.

Born in 1940, Alan studied painting at Royal College of Art, Manchester and in 1989 gave up teaching to paint full time. Alan has been a member of the Manchester Academy and has shown work in the Royal Academy summer exhibition and at the Royal Scottish Academy.

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

Sunday, 11th August 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 12th August, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 14th August, 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.

Saturday 17th August, 1 to 4 pm > WELL DRESSING WORKSHOP. Community Gallery. Free

Today we are having a public meeting to help decide what  themes in the Saddleworth Villages are being planned and specifically perhaps to begin planning the Uppermill (Saddleworth Museum) design and next steps. This meeting is open to all who are interested.
Please come and join us!

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.