These are the regular events held in our community gallery-see below for other special events
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
(more frequently than 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.
(less frequently than monthly)
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
MUSEUM MAKES > Thursday 1st June 1- 3 pm. £3 per child (age 4-11) with one adult free.
Join us for some musical mayhem this half term. Book your place in person at the museum for this “museum makes” session and among other activities make some crafty noises inspired by our local brass bands and celebrations. This event is aimed at children between 4 to 11 years old and will be held inside the community gallery and is organised and supervised by our learning officers.
We are easy to find on the high street but the museum telephone number is 01457 874093 should you wish to know more before visiting. Please ring, or call in, between 1 and 4 pm any day of the week.
FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 7th June 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 11th June 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
sing the guide available from the museum admissions desk, visitors try to answer all questions and find all the characters hidden in the museum galleries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.