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

Monday 14th October, 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 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Saturday 19th October, 1 to 4 pm > preview art exhibition “THE LOCALS EXHIBITION” by a group of local artists. Community Gallery. Free.

We welcome this exciting and inspiring new group of local artists to our community gallery. We look forward to exhibiting their work when most of the paintings on display will be for sale at their marked prices as normal. Today will be the first day you will be able to view their work and meet some of the artists. This exhibition will run until Sunday 17th November.

There will also be an “exhibition” within an exhibition. One wall of the gallery will clearly display paintings, with a minimum price of £100, donated by the artists toward a “silent auction”. Visitors will be able to make bids (of £100 or more) for their choice, leave their contact details, at the museum reception desk anytime between 1 pm on 19th October until 2 pm on 17th November. The highest bid wins with all proceeds going to the “Save Saddleworth Church – St. Chad, Church Lane, Uppermill” restoration appeal. More details of this appeal are available on www.cofeinsaddleworth.org.uk

More details will follow when we know more.

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

Monday 28th October, 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 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Monday 28th October, 1 – 3 pm > Autumn Themed “Magic Monday” family craft sessions for 4 to 11-year olds. £3 bookable in advance. In the community gallery.

Our popular October half term / Autumn holiday family craft sessions in our community gallery  will be held on Monday 28th October. There will be usual 4 or 5 craft tables run by our volunteers between 1 and 3 pm. Most of the tables will have Autumn inspired themes.

Places will be limited and it is suggested that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. The cost is £3 for each 4 to 11-year old and tickets are available from reception.

One parent or guardian must remain with the child during these activities.

Free colouring sheets will be available for the under 4’s.

Refreshments will be available for all to purchase

 The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily and we can be found on the High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS.

November Launch > Saddleworth Museum exclusive 2020 Calendar > £6.99.

We now have stock of our new, and exclusive 2020 calendar at £6.99 This exclusive calendar, contains beautiful images of Old Saddleworth selected by our curator from our photographic archives of old Saddleworth.

If you are unable to collect then please telephone the shop, or email the curator, to arrange postal delivery.
 
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

Friday 8th November, 7.00 pm > “WE’LL MEET AGAIN” A Concert Party with Supper > Community Gallery. £7. Entrance by ticket purchased in advance.

A “Friends” concert party (a musical evening with supper) from “Entertaining Friends” to be held in our community gallery. Whilst tea or coffee will be included with the supper, we have glasses and guests are more than welcome to bring their own liquid refreshment.

“WE’LL MEET AGAIN” will tell some of the story of World War Two in songs and sketches and the audience is invited to be part of the atmosphere. 40’s dress is optional.

The cost is £7 per person and you will need to book in advance. Tickets for this event are available from reception.

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

Sunday, 10th November 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 11th November, 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 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 13th November, 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.

Sunday 17th November, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “The Locals Exhibition” by a group of local artists. Community Gallery. Free

This your last opportunity to view and/or purchase the art works on display

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

Saturday 23rd November, 1 to 4 pm > preview art exhibition “Winter Exhibition” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists. Community Gallery. Free. Details to be advised

Today we welcome the Saddleworth Group of Artists  to our community gallery. We look forward to exhibiting their work when most of the paintings on display will be for sale at their marked prices as normal. Today may be the first day you will be able to view their work and perhaps meet some of the artists. This exhibition will run until January 2020.

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 25th November, 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 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Thursday 5th December, from 7.00 pm > “Friends” AGM followed by a shared supper & party > Community Gallery. 

This year the “Friends” AGM  and Christmas get together will be held on Thursday 5th December.

After the short AGM for the Friends of the Museum only, “Friends” and their guests can join us for our usual shared supper when your are welcome bring a dish of your choice for the table.

Wine and soft drinks will be available on a “donation” only basis but you are more than welcome to bring your own liquid refreshments (glasses will be provided).

Conversation, some music and quiz questions will help to complete the “party” atmosphere. PLEASE COME ALONG AND ENJOY THE FUN!

Our invitations and committee nomination forms will be sent out to the Friends with our November 1st newsletter.

Sunday, 8th December 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 9th December, 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 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. 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 curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Wednesday 11th December, 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 14th December, from 11.00 am > Santa’s Grotto and Family Crafts > £5 per child bookable for each session in advance 

Our Santa’s Grotto in the Museum and Family Seasonal Crafts in the Community Gallery will be held on Saturday 14th December.

This year we intend to hold two sessions , one from 11 am to 1 pm and another from 2 to 4 pm and you will be able to select which session you require when you book. We hope this will further reduce any waiting times to visit Santa in his grotto. Each child will receive a gift.

Our team of volunteers will be operating a number craft tables with seasonal themes in the community gallery for the children to enjoy before, or after, their visit to Santa.

Refreshments will be available to purchase for all. 

The cost is £5 per child and you will need to book in advance. Tickets for this event are available from reception.

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

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.