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 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

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

School Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officer, Lindsey Milnes- see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the month –Friends Coffee morning. £1.30.- 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.

Other

(less frequently than monthly)

School Half Term  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officer, Lindsey Milnes- see below 

These are some special dates for your diary

“Work of the Week” reveal, Claire Mather exhibition “Drawn By Stitch”> Monday 21st May at 1 pm

Each Monday, whilst her exhibition is in progress, Claire will reveal a new featured piece of work, specifically created this week with an explanation of her thinking behind it.

This will be added to, and refresh, the exhibition portfolio on display so even if you have been to to see Claire’s work in the gallery before a re-visit would be a good idea!

The work of Claire Louise Mather is an exploration of drawing with stitch and mixed media. She has a highly individual approach to textile art, applying traditional techniques with a modern twist.

Please see our Exhibitions page for any more images and information.

 

 

 

PLANT SALE > Sunday 27th May. 11 am to 3.30 pm. In the community gallery. Free entry.

Please come and buy some plants for your garden.

Stalls with home baked produce, hand made craft and “nearly new” items.

Light refreshments will also be available.

The museum’s charity number is 528225 so if you would like to help us in any way please call in to the museum any day between 1 and 4 pm. Our telephone number is 01457 874093.

“Work of the Week” reveal, Claire Mather exhibition “Drawn By Stitch”> Monday 28th May at 1 pm

Each Monday, whilst her exhibition is in progress, Claire will reveal a new featured piece of work, specifically created this week with an explanation of her thinking behind it.

This will be added to, and refresh, the exhibition portfolio on display so even if you have been to to see Claire’s work in the gallery before a re-visit would be a good idea!

The work of Claire Louise Mather is an exploration of drawing with stitch and mixed media. She has a highly individual approach to textile art, applying traditional techniques with a modern twist.

Please see our Exhibitions page for any more images and information.

 

 

“Takeaway Tuesday” – Half term Family Workshops when you visit the museum > Tuesday 29th May 1 – 4 pm. These are free craft activities included in the price of museum admission – £6 family admission (2+2)

Suitable for ages 4 to 11 years old.

  • Make miniature replica pots
  • Decorate using ancient methods
  • Find out more about Archaeology
  • Explore the museum

Come and explore Saddleworth Museum’s buried treasure and find out what was found beneath Castleshaw and the local landscape:

Please contact our learning officers, in this case primarily Tim, at the museum or telephone 01457 874 093 or email learning@saddeworthmuseum.co.uk should you wish to know more.

A MUSEUM HERITAGE WALK “Chew Valley Tramway” (4.5 miles) > Saturday 9th June meet at The Clarence Hotel car park, Greenfield. 10 am prompt. £3 per adult. Book in advance.

Chew Valley Tramway (4.5 miles) Saturday 9th June (10 am prompt4 pm)

With one our able guides, discover the route and history of the Chew valley Tramway built to aid the construction of the Chew reservoir.

Starts at The Clarence Hotel car park, Greenfield. A medium/hard walk with long inclines.

Bring lunch, drinks & wear good footwear.

* £3 per adult Book at the museum open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093) or email: learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.u or book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

FARMERS MARKET > Sunday 10th 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.

FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 13th June 10 am – 12 noon£1.30 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetiere 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 8th July  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 COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 11th July 10 am – 12 noon£1.30 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetiere 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.

STRAWBERRY TEA  > Sunday 22nd July  1 – 4 pm. £7.50. 

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A MUSEUM HERITAGE WALK “Pots and Pans History Walk” (4.5 miles) > Saturday 28th July meet at The Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. 10 am prompt. £3 per adult. Book in advance.

Pots and Pans History Walk (4.5 miles) Saturday 28th July (10 am prompt4 pm)

With one our able guides, discover Running Hill quarries, the site of an early water mill and stories of Chew Valley in this breath taking walk over Saddleworth’s Pots and Pans.

Starts at The Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. A medium walk.

Bring lunch, drinks & wear good footwear.

* £3 per adult Book at the museum open 1 – 4 pm daily (telephone 01457 874093) or email: learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.u or book via www.eventbrite.co.uk

YORKSHIRE DAY STALL   > Sunday 29th July  10 am – 4 pm. 

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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.