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 officers, Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes- see below

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)

School 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


FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 12th July 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.


“WALLS CAN TALK” > Saturday 22nd July, 2 – 3.15 pm. Free.

Meet at the museum entrance for a 2 pm start.

Take a walk (around 1 mile in total) with your knowledgeable local guide around the centre of the village of Uppermill to discover the story from corn mill to cotton & woollen empires & local families & their buildings.


“WALLS CAN TALK” > Sunday 29th July, 2 – 3.15 pm. Free.

Meet at the museum entrance for a 2 pm start.

Take a walk (around 1 mile in total) with your knowledgeable local guide around the centre of the village of Uppermill to discover the story from corn mill to cotton & woollen empires & local families & their buildings.

“Yorkshire Day” MUSEUM STALL > King George V Playing Fields > Sunday 30th July 10 am – 4 pm. Free,

On Yorkshire Day we will have a museum information centre on the King George V Playing Fields – just off St Mary’s Gate. The museum trustees, learning officers, “Friends” and volunteers (some in costume) will be available to welcome you, answer all your questions and will be more than happy to just talk with you about the museum. We hope to have craft activities for the young,  displays and information sheets about our activities and membership forms  for our groups should you wish to join this worthwhile charity and local independently funded resource. We will also have some items unique to the museum and with Saddleworth themes from our shop for sale. or JUST CALL IN FOR A CHAT or a sit down. – it would be great to see you!

The first one in our summer 2017 series of our TAKEAWAY TUESDAY sessions “Rings and Things” > Tuesday,  8th August. The first session starts at 1 pm with the last session finishing at 4 pm. Cost covered by the museum entrance fee.

Our planned “living history” open days have developed into an informal series of TAKEAWAY TUESDAY events throughout the school summer holidays with fantastic activities for families and young visitors to the museum during normal opening times.

Why not visit the museum galleries with your children during the holidays this Tuesday and then ask to join in our session? Our wonderful volunteers are also on hand to assist us.

                                                                                                                    Cat and Lyndsey (Learning Officers- Saddleworth Museum)

This session is called “Rings and Things“. There is only one way to find out more! Visit the museum galleries! (for “Friends” entrance is free as per your membership conditions but otherwise £3 per adult and £2 per child or £6 for a family ticket)!


FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 9th August 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 13th August 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.

One in the series in our TAKEAWAY TUESDAY sessions “The Big Weave” > Tuesday, 15th August. The first session starts within the museum itself at 1 pm with the last session finishing at 4 pm. Cost covered by the museum entrance fee.

Our planned “living history” open days have developed into an informal series of TAKEAWAY TUESDAY events throughout the school summer holidays with fantastic activities for families and young visitors to the museum during normal opening times.

Why not visit the museum galleries with your children during the holidays this Tuesday and then ask to join in our session? Our wonderful volunteers are also on hand to assist us.

                                                                                                                    Cat and Lyndsey (Learning Officers- Saddleworth Museum)

This session is called “The Big Weave“. There is only one way to find out more! Visit the museum galleries! (for “Friends” entrance is free as per your membership conditions but otherwise £3 per adult and £2 per child or £6 for a family ticket)!

One in the series in our TAKEAWAY TUESDAY sessions “Rush Cart Art” > Tuesday, 22nd August. The first session starts at 1 pm with the last session finishing at 4 pm. Cost covered by the museum entrance fee.

Our planned “living history” open days have developed into an informal series of TAKEAWAY TUESDAY events throughout the school summer holidays with fantastic activities for families and young visitors to the museum during normal opening times.

Why not visit the museum galleries with your children during the holidays this Tuesday and then ask to join in our session? Our wonderful volunteers are also on hand to assist us.

                                                                                                                    Cat and Lyndsey (Learning Officers- Saddleworth Museum)

This session is called “Rush Cart Art“. There is only one way to find out more! Visit the museum galleries! (for “Friends” entrance is free as per your membership conditions but otherwise £3 per adult and £2 per child or £6 for a family ticket)!

The last one in our summer 2017 series of our TAKEAWAY TUESDAY sessions “The incredible Victorian games” > Tuesday, 29th August. The first session starts at 1 pm with the last session finishing at 4 pm. Cost covered by the museum entrance fee.

Our planned “living history” open days have developed into an informal series of TAKEAWAY TUESDAY events throughout the school summer holidays with fantastic activities for families and young visitors to the museum during normal opening times.

Why not visit the museum galleries with your children during the holidays this Tuesday and then ask to join in our session? Our wonderful volunteers are also on hand to assist us.

                                                                                                                    Cat and Lyndsey (Learning Officers- Saddleworth Museum)

This session is called “The incredible Victorian games“. There is only one way to find out more! Visit the museum galleries! (for “Friends” entrance is free as per your membership conditions but otherwise £3 per adult and £2 per child or £6 for a family ticket)!


“WALLS CAN TALK” > Sunday 3rd September, 2 – 3.15 pm. Free.

Meet at the museum entrance for a 2 pm start.

Take a walk (around 1 mile in total) with your knowledgeable local guide around the centre of the village of Uppermill to discover the story from corn mill to cotton & woollen empires & local families & their buildings.

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

On Thursday 1st June 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 and sounds, inspired by our local brass bands, was highly successful and cost £3 per child.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Thursday 20th April 2017, from 1.30 to 3.30 pm, the Curator (Peter Fox), in the Saddleworth Museum Community Gallery gave an informal talk where he presented and explained some of his more fascinating and interesting examples from his collection of old photographs of the Saddldeworth area. The cost was £2 (£1 for Friends of the Museum) and the gallery was pacxked with attendees.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

On Thursday 13th April 2017, the Learning Officers (Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes) at Saddleworth Museum and Gallery ran a special “Easter themed” half-term event for children aged 4 to 11 years of age. This “Museum Makes” workshop involved many creative tasks inspired by our mills and machine collection and displays, was highly successful and cost £3 per child.THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

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 NOW CLOSED

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, we held the kick start of the “Take one Triangle project to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished museum later this year.  We asked for 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 on the 17th September this year. Other follow up workshops were also 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

……………………………….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.