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 Monday in the monthVolunteer Evening. Free. – see below

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

MUSEUM WELL DRESSING REVEAL > Saturday 15th September 

The Well Dressing week in Saddleworth will be held from the 15th to the 22nd September and several villages have already “signed” up. The well dressing sites in Delph will be on the corner at the junction of the High Street and Hill End Road and in Greenfield on Chew Valley Road between Arthurs Lane and Kinders Crescent.

In Uppermill there are two well dressings. One will be sited in the porchway to the Sacred Heart & St. William R C Church. The second will be prepared by Christine and her group for the Saddleworth Museum and Gallery in their “outdoor” museum and garden from Wednesday 12th September. On Saturday 15th September the Saddleworth Museum and Gallery will again place their completed Well Dressing on the “seat” near the telephone box outside the museum.

( “Friends of the Museum ” wishing to be involved in the preparation should visit the “Friends”  page on this website)

For other well dressings outside Saddleworth please see www.welldressing.com 

A TALK ON ANNIE KENNEY AND FAMILY > Saturday 15th September 1.30 – 3 pm. £2 admission

On the reveal day for the museum well dressing, and to celebrate the suffragette centenary year, Jack Schofield will give a talk on Annie Kenney, local suffragette, and the Kenney Family.

Admission to the talk, held in our community gallery, will be £2 per person and refreshments will also be available to purchase.

ART EXHIBITION (“Comrades in Art”) LAST DAY > Sunday 16th September 1 – 4 pm. Free.

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

HERITAGE OPEN DAY AT THE MUSEUM > Sunday September 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.

TEAM QUIZ NIGHT and SUPPER > Friday 21st September. In the Museum Community Gallery. Arrive at 7 pm for a 7.30 start.  £5 per person. Reserve places in advance.

We are holding our usual team quiz night and supper so please arrive at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Please feel free to bring your own drink and we could provide the glasses.

The cost is £5 per person and teams of up to 6 members are allowed. Please book at the museum now to reserve your table and pick up your ticket since places are limited.

You will need to bring your ticket with you on the night to gain entrance.

Our address is the High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS. Our museum reception is open between 1 and 4 pm each day and our telephone number is 01457 874093.

ART EXHIBITION (Steve Capper & Peter Stanaway) FIRST DAY > Saturday 22nd September  1 – 4 pm. Free.

For the next 4 weeks we are hosting a joint exhibition by Steve Capper and Peter Stanaway.
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.

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 24th September between 1 – 4 pm. 

A volunteer will be on hand 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.

Whilst, in September, this may be offered as a free service, we do ask for donations for lengthy sessions especially since this may involve using facilities within the museum galleries normally available for use by visitors who have paid the admission charge.

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 (telephone 01457 874093).

Family History Drop-in and Help Desk > Monday 8th October between 1 – 4 pm. £5 includes museum gallery admission.

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)

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM VOLUNTEER EVENING > Monday 8th October. 7 – 9 pm.

Saddleworth Museum is a community resource with a board of trustees, dependant on volunteers and public donations. We are an Accredited, (no. 191), Independent Museum and our Registered Charity Number is 528225.

Whilst all current and new volunteers will be most welcome the Friends of the Museum require volunteers to help with: –

  • Fund raising and Event organisation
  • Specific Projects
  • The Friends Committee
  • The Website
  • Databases
  • Etc.

Many of our existing volunteers attend on a Wednesday morning and/or during the week/week-ends when they can but starting this month we are running a volunteer evening at the museum from 7 pm to 9 pm. We intend to run these on the second Monday of each month.

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU!

 

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 10th October 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 14th October 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 22nd October between 1 – 4 pm. £5 includes museum gallery admission.

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)

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 11th November 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 VOLUNTEER EVENING > Monday 12th November. 7 – 9 pm.

Saddleworth Museum is a community resource with a board of trustees, dependant on volunteers and public donations. We are an Accredited, (no. 191), Independent Museum and our Registered Charity Number is 528225.

Whilst all current and new volunteers will be most welcome the Friends of the Museum require volunteers to help with: –

  • Fund raising and Event organisation
  • Specific Projects
  • The Friends Committee
  • The Website
  • Databases
  • Etc.

Many of our existing volunteers attend on a Wednesday morning and/or during the week/week-ends when they can but starting this month we are running a volunteer evening at the museum from 7 pm to 9 pm. We intend to run these on the second Monday of each month.

IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU!

 

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 14th November 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 9th December  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.

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.