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 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 & drop in. Museum admission charge applies. – see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the monthFriends Coffee Morning. £1.30 – see below

2nd Sunday in the monthFriends Farmers Market. Free. – see below

Other

(possibly less frequently than monthly)

Saddleworth Historical Society & Saddleworth Civic Trust events and talks-see their websites

School Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officers, Lindsey & Tim. Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

Monday 28th January, 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 officer, or a dedicated volunteer, 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 tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

(for those who only have a only a single question or short query please email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk at any time or ask for Tim when you arrive and wait in reception)

Saturday 9th February, 1 – 3 pm > DROP-IN WORKSHOP “Book of Days”. Free in the community gallery

We need you! The museum’s  ‘Book of Days’ initiative seeks to connect with local groups  to help create a physical scrapbook conserving significant days & dates, local traditions, events, commemorations and celebrations. This workshop is the first opportunity for all local communities, groups and individuals to be involved.

+ Find out how you or your group can get involved
+ Register your interest in contributing an A3 page
+ Gain help with resources and ideas

We’d love to hear from you if you are part of a local group, school or are a facilitator of a group and would like to take part.

There is no need to book but confirmation by email to our learning officers (Lindsey and Tim) at learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk would be most helpful to gauge numbers You can also pop into reception between 1 and 4 pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to register an interest please email learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

We need you!

10th 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.)

 

Sunday 10th February, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION “LIGHTROOM DARKROOM” Jude Gidney and Jeni Harney. Community Gallery. Free

An exhibition of digital and analogue photography by local Photographers Jude Gidney and Jeni Harney
They both have a long-life passion for photography and show their work as a passage through time.

The exhibition ran from 12 Jan until 10 Feb, this is your last opportunity to see this exhibition.

Please contact Jude on http://www.judegidneyphotography.co.uk or see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

Monday 11th February, 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 officer, or a dedicated volunteer, 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 tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

(for those who only have a only a single question or short query please email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk at any time or ask for Tim when you arrive and wait in reception)

Wednesday 13th February, 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £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.

Saturday 16th February, 1 to 4 pm > FIRST DAY ART EXHIBITION by Susan Aggarwal. Community Gallery. Free

This event will be updated later with more information

The exhibition will run from today until Sunday 17th March. Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information

Please contact Susan as directed  on http://www.susanaggarwal-art.com/ or see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

Tuesday 19th February, 1 to 4 pm > “Take Away Tuesday” – Half Term Family Crafts in the Museum. This session is entitled “Take HeART”. Admission charges apply*

Join us for some creative crafts this half term inspired by gifts and tokens of love from the past. Find out how love tokens were made 400 years ago, explore patterns and stitch craft in our Victorian Parlour and handmade hankies sent to loved ones in the war. No need to book just come and have a go!

· Make and emboss a secret love token
· Sew quilted heart cushions & embroidery
· Design a handkerchief using patterns and symbol

*Free craft activities today are included in the price of museum admission (£6 family (2+2), £3 adult , £2 child/concessionary). A parent, carer or guardian must stay with the children during these activities.

Monday 25th February, 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 officer, or a dedicated volunteer, 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 tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

(for those who only have a only a single question or short query please email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk at any time or ask for Tim when you arrive and wait in reception)

Sunday 17th March, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY ART EXHIBITION by Susan Aggarwal. Community Gallery. Free

This is your last opportunity to see this exhibition. Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information

Please contact Susan as directed on http://www.susanaggarwal-art.com/or see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

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.