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

Seasonal launch of products with Saddleworth themes  > Saddleworth Museum > open 1- 4 pm daily. 

Why not check out our museum shop and art gallery for that special Christmas gift with that unique Saddleworth theme?

We have our 2020 calendar containing beautiful images of Old Saddleworth selected by our curator from our photographic archives, Greenfield Publishing’s “Saddleworth Past Times” and the exciting new publication “Saddleworth in Camera 1955 – 1966”

 

 

THESE 3 ITEMS CAN BE POSTED TO YOU FOR AN EXTRA £1.50 EACH. Please ring the shop to arrange payment and delivery.


We also have other items that are unique to the Saddleworth Museum and with Saddleworth themes. Our usual smart and gifted range, Christmas cards and “blank inside” cards with winter scenes of Saddleworth captured by our curator Peter Fox.

 

 

and of course wonderful art works for sale as that special gift from the current Saddleworth Group of Artists “Winter Exhibition” in the art gallery. Please ask at the reception if you are interested in purchasing a work of art.

 
The museum registered charity number is 528225.
 
 
The museum reception and shop and gallery (telephone number 01457 874093) are open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS The curator’s email is curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Saturday 14th December, from 11.00 am > Santa’s Grotto and Family Crafts > £5 per child bookable for each session in advance 

ALL TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN SOLD-MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

 

 

Newly Launched for visitors to the museum galleries > Robin Family Trail > Admission prices apply

Saddleworth museum showcases Saddleworth’s landscapes, history and people. We offer much that may engage with children in the “bones”, rocks and pottery drawers, Roman history story boards and displays, walk-in Victorian parlour, model railway display etc. Our child friendly museum also offers (included in the small admission price) family bags, family trails, dressing up stations and interactives (weaving, cogs, audio and video)  in most galleries.

Today we also launch our new Family Trail For December you will need to find the Robins!  Ask for the  form at reception, find all the robins, answer all the questions and you could win a prize!
 
 
 
 
The museum registered charity number is 528225. 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 The curator’s email is curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk
 

We continue to be open every afternoon between 1 and 4 pm until 4 pm on Monday 23rd December >

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

We are CLOSED on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th December 

 

 

 

We are open every afternoon between 1 and 4 pm  from 1 pm on Thursday 26th December until 4 pm on Monday 30th December >

We are CLOSED on Tuesday 31st December and Wednesday 1st January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

Wednesday 8th January 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 11th January, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY art exhibition “Winter Exhibition” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists. Community Gallery. Free.

Today we say goodbye to the Saddleworth Group of Artist!

Well known local artists have been exhibiting their work since 23rd November last year

Today will be the LAST day you will be able to view their work and perhaps purchase a painting

see http://www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/

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

Monday 13th January, 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 18th January, 1 to 4 pm > preview art exhibition “Exhibition” by Steve Stringer & David Clegg. Community Gallery. Free. Details to be advised

Awaiting images, text, details and website links.

More details will follow when we know more.

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

Monday 27th January, 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, 9th February 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 February, 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 12th February 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 16th February, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY of the joint art exhibition by Steve Stringer & David Clegg. Community Gallery. Free. TBA

Today we say goodbye to Steve and David.

Today will be the LAST day you will be able to view their work and perhaps purchase a painting.

see http://www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/stevestringer.php

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

Monday 17th February, 1 – 3 pm > Themed “Magic Monday” family craft sessions for 4 to 11-year olds. £3. In the community gallery. More details to follow

Magic Mondays take place each half term. Led by museum volunteers and our Learning Activity Officer, these accessible arts & crafts sessions provide the opportunity for your little ones to be inspired by local history. Let’s get messy in the museum!
 
Our February theme will be Wool. More details coming soon!
 
Magic Monday costs £3 per child. To reserve a place please phone 01457 872944 between 1pm and 4pm

Saturday 22nd February, 1 to 4 pm > preview photo exhibition “Exhibition” by the Yorkshire Monochrome Group. Community Gallery. Free. Details to be advised

Awaiting images, text, details and website links.

More details will follow when we know more.

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

Monday 24th February, 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.