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 – Often a craft session, 1:30 -3.30, run by  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

CREAM TEA  > Sunday 22nd July  2 – 4 pm. £5. Tickets now available from the museum.

The Friends of Saddleworth Museum and Gallery invite you to their cream tea which will be held in the community gallery and will run from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday 22nd July.

The price is £5 per person and tickets are now available at the museum reception. The museum reception is open from 1 – 4 pm each day. Telephone number 01457 874093.

It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

“WALLS CAN TALK” – a guided walk around Uppermill > Sunday 22nd July ( 2 to 3.30 pm) meet at The Saddleworth Museum entrance , Uppermill for a 2 pm start. Free.

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

 

It would help if you could let us know in advance should you intend to join us. The museum is  open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093)

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 23rd July between 1 – 4 pm. This is a free service offering by the learning officers. Normal charges apply for admission to the collection and display galleries.

This is a free service offering 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.

It would also help if you could let us know in advance should you wish to use this service. The museum is  open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093)

A MUSEUM HERITAGE WALK “Pots and Pans History Walk” (4.5 miles) > Saturday 28th July meet at The Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. 10 am prompt. £3 per adult. Book in advance.

Pots and Pans History Walk (4.5 miles) Saturday 28th July (10 am prompt4 pm)

With one our able guides, discover Running Hill quarries, the site of an early water mill and stories of Chew Valley in this breath taking walk over Saddleworth’s Pots and Pans.

Starts at The Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. A medium walk.

Bring lunch, drinks & wear good footwear.

* £3 per adult Book at the museum open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093) or email: learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.u or book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

THE MUSEUM YORKSHIRE DAY STALL/GAZEBO > Sunday 29th July. 10 am – 4 pm. King George V Playing Fields, Uppermill.

The trustees, learning officers, and volunteers would love to see you at our stall on Yorkshire day on the King George V Playing Fields, Uppermill. Please pop in to see us!

  • Activities for the very young
  • Browse a few of our shop products
  • Learn more about your local museum and forthcoming events
  • Meet some of the people involved
  • Join the “Friends” of the museum or our 200+ club

WELL DRESSING MEETING > Saturday 4th August. 10 am – 12 noon. In the community gallery. Free

We are having a public meeting, open to all who are interested,  to progress our project to start a well dressing in some more of the Saddleworth villages.

 Please come and join us!

Archaeology August, take away Tuesday family crafts “Medieval Tile Painting” > Tuesday 7th August  1 – 4 pm. 

These are free craft activities included in the price of museum admission – £6 family admission (2+2). Members of the “Friends of Saddleworth Museum” should bring their membership cards with them to pay the child admission price only.

We have lots of hands-on-activities and displays for families at Saddleworth Museum this August and, as usual, our Art Carts and Family Bags are available daily. However we also run special themed Tuesday afternoon ” take away” sessions in the museum galleries aimed approximately at the 4 to 11 year old child.

This is the first of three sessions with an archaeology theme inspired by our museum’s collection of Medieval tiles, Roman pots and precious perfume bottles. This week’s sessions is called “Medieval Tile Printing”. No need to book, just drop in!

Please contact our learning officers, Tim or Lindsey, at the museum or telephone 01457 874 093 or email learning@saddeworthmuseum.co.uk should you wish to know more.

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 8th August 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.

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 12th 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.

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 13th August between 1 – 4 pm. This is a free service offering by the learning officers. Normal charges apply for admission to the collection and display galleries.

This is a free service offering 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.

It would also help if you could let us know in advance should you wish to use this service. The museum is  open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093)

Archaeology August, take away Tuesday family crafts “Roman Slab-Built Pot Making” > Tuesday 14th August  1 – 4 pm. 

These are free craft activities included in the price of museum admission – £6 family admission (2+2). Members of the “Friends of Saddleworth Museum” should bring their membership cards with them to pay the child admission price only.

We have lots of hands-on-activities and displays for families at Saddleworth Museum this August and, as usual, our Art Carts and Family Bags are available daily. However we also run special themed Tuesday afternoon ” take away” sessions in the museum galleries aimed approximately at the 4 to 11 year old child.

This is the second of three sessions with an archaeology theme inspired by our museum’s collection of Medieval tiles, Roman pots and precious perfume bottles. This week’s sessions is called “Roman Slab-Built Pot Making”. No need to book, just drop in!

Please contact our learning officers, Tim or Lindsey, at the museum or telephone 01457 874 093 or email learning@saddeworthmuseum.co.uk should you wish to know more.

 

ART EXHIBITION (“Comrades in Art”) FIRST DAY > Saturday 18th August  1 – 4 pm. Free.

For the next 4 weeks we are hosting an exhibition by three local artists, Kevin Haynes, Robert Lees and Cliff Murphy.
Today is the first open day for the public to see this exhibition.
Please see the Exhibitions page on this website for more information about the exhibition.

“WALLS CAN TALK” – a guided walk around Uppermill > Sunday 19th August ( 2 to 3.30 pm) meet at The Saddleworth Museum entrance , Uppermill for a 2 pm start. Free.

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

 

It would help if you could let us know in advance should you intend to join us. The museum is  open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093)

Archaeology August, take away Tuesday family crafts “Ancient Perfume Making” > Tuesday 21st August  1 – 4 pm.

These are free craft activities included in the price of museum admission – £6 family admission (2+2). Members of the “Friends of Saddleworth Museum” should bring their membership cards with them to pay the child admission price only.

We have lots of hands-on-activities and displays for families at Saddleworth Museum this August and, as usual, our Art Carts and Family Bags are available daily. However we also run special themed Tuesday afternoon ” take away” sessions in the museum galleries aimed approximately at the 4 to 11 year old child.

This is the last of three sessions with an archaeology theme inspired by our museum’s collection of Medieval tiles, Roman pots and precious perfume bottles. This week’s sessions is called “Ancient Perfume Making”. No need to book, just drop in!

Please contact our learning officers, Tim or Lindsey, at the museum or telephone 01457 874 093 or email learning@saddeworthmuseum.co.uk should you wish to know more.

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 27th August between 1 – 4 pm. This is a free service offering by the learning officers. Normal charges apply for admission to the collection and display galleries.

This is a free service offering 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.

It would also help if you could let us know in advance should you wish to use this service. The museum is  open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093)

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 9th September  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 12th September 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.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY AT THE MUSEUM > Sunday 16th 1 – 4 pm. Admission to all galleries today will be FREE

As a small part of the Heritage Open Day efforts, entrance today to all our museum galleries will be FREE. Some of our volunteers will be “dressed up”  from past times and will be only too happy to welcome you and answer any of your questions.

The museum galleries tell the story of the people, events and history that have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. The visitor will find that this has been done using a well-designed mix of technologies, old and new, with several “interactive” areas for both young and old. Our galleries do this within the carefully restored fabric of a building that still retains the character you would expect from a building dated 1862. All the four galleries, over two floors, are well lit with additional spotlighting dedicated to highlighting specific display points and an extensive use of clear story boards.

Explore our fun interactive galleries and discover Saddleworth’s unique heritage through hands-on activities around the museum. Have a go at our Family Trail prize draw, make a Victorian toy and weave some threads inspired by our infamous Dobcross Loom. Or if dressing up is your thing, put yourself in the picture as a Morris Man or local suffragette Annie Kenney (uploading to Facebook optional!).

From Ice Age animal bones, Viking Jewellery and accessible Victorian room, to name just a few of the exhibits, there really is something for all ages and interests.

Maybe call in to the museum shop afterwards and make a purchase. Our modern, open plan and spacious shop offers a variety of local hand crafted items, many with a Saddleworth theme and unique to the museum. You are, of course welcome to just browse if you want or maybe just buy a small packet of bird food for the ducks on the canal! Refreshments will also be on sale in our community gallery.

QUIZ NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM > Friday 21st September. Details TBA.

The details for this event have yet to be advised.

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.