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

Sunday 15th September, 1 to 4 pm > Preview and Meet the Artists “Exhibition” by Springhead Art Group. Community Gallery. Free

Today we welcome Springhead Art Group to our exhibition gallery for their preview and meet the artists day. More details will follow when we know more.

Springhead Art Group, is a thriving, sociable group of 30 members united by the love of drawing and painting. The group started over fifteen years ago meeting on Tuesday afternoons. Some paintings are on display in Springhead Community Centre

Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website or http://www.springheadcommunitycentre.co.uk/group/springhead-art-group/ for more information.

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September > HERITAGE OPEN DAYS > 1 to 4 pm. 

In our community gallery (entrance charge £3 – “Friends” of the Museum free) we will present a rolling slide show with hundreds of old photographs of Saddleworth’s “gone but not forgotten” buildings and landscapes. This ticket will then provide free admission to our four museum collection display galleries,

(Our curator, Peter Fox, contributes articles to a number of local publications. Mary Booth, editor at Greenfield Publishing has taken those texts and photographs supplied to Saddleworth Monthly on a regular basis and published these in a booklet called “Saddleworth Past Times”. We will also have a special point of sale where the booklet will be available for £4.95. 20% goes direct to the Museum.)

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.

Friday 20th September 7 for 7.30 > Fun Team Quiz evening with Supper >  Community Gallery. £6. Book in advance.

Friday 20th September, 7.00 pm (for a 7.30 pm start)  > Fun Team Quiz Night and Supper. £6 per person. Book now to avoid disappointment and a table will be reserved for your team.

The Friends of Saddleworth Museum are holding a fun team quiz evening for those who like to have their knowledge tested but want to take part in something that is not too difficult and also have a bit of fun.

There will be the usual Team (a team can consist of up to 6 people) Quiz, some hot Supper, a Raffle and contestants can bring their own liquid refreshments. If you are an individual or couple and would like to be part of a made up team of individuals for the night please let reception know.

Tickets for this event are now available from museum reception and it is suggested that individuals and teams should book now, pay for their tickets and reserve a team table. It would help if you could let us know when you book if you would like the vegetarian option of the supper,

The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS.

Monday 23rd September, 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

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

If you are in Uppermill this week-end why not pop in to our museum shop between 1 and 4 pm? We have 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

Sunday 6th October, please arrive at 1 for 1.30 pm >  FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM AUTUMN LUNCHEON > in the community gallery > £25 per person payable in advance

If you would like to support this special community resource and enjoy a wonderful luncheon we are now taking bookings for this event and will be doing so until 15th September. Please arrive at 1 for 1.30 pm and whilst the event is not black tie we suggest smart casual or formal attire.

This is the link to our menu and invitation pack >20191006_Priority Invitations for Website

There will be a fund raising raffle on the day and wine and soft drinks will also be available to purchase. The museum registered charity number is 528225.

If you would like our invitation pack (which includes a pre-addressed envelope for your reply) either pick one up from museum reception or if you would like one posting to you please email friends@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk or telephone 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.

Wednesday 9th October, 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.

Thursday 10th October, 1.45 to 3 pm > A presentation “SADDLEWORTH VOICES & NOISES” from our sound archive with old photographs by Peter Fox. £2 admission. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

Some may have visited Saddleworth Museum to see the exhibitions but may not be aware that behind the frontage of the museum we hold an extensive archive collection which includes many documents, photographs, maps etc. As part of these archives there is an oral history collection which records many aspects of life in Saddleworth in the past.

This will be an opportunity to have a taster of these ‘sounds’. Memories of local people will include everything from the Saddleworth Palace Cinema to the quarrying of bakestones – mill noises and we will even be making a fairly rare playing of a couple of ‘78’ records from the 1930s with our wind up gramophone of Ammon Wrigley’s writings put to music.

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, 13th October 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 13th October, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “Exhibition”  by Springhead Art Group. 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.

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 – 4 pm > Autumn Themed “Magic Monday” family craft sessions for 4 to 11-year olds. TBA. £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.

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

Tickets are not yet available for this event. This website will be updated as soon as more details are known.

 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.

Friday 8th November, 7.00 pm > A Concert Party > Community Gallery. £7 bookable in advance. To Be Advised

A “Friends” concert party (a musical evening and supper) from “Entertaining Friends” with a working title of “We’ll Meet Again” to be held in our community gallery.

Posters and Tickets are not yet available for this event. This website will be updated as soon as more details are known.

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.

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. To Be Advised

The “Friends” AGM  and Christmas get together  will be held on Thursday 5th December. Our invitations and committee nomination forms will be sent out with our November 1st newsletter.

Posters and Nomination forms are not yet available for this event. This website will be updated as soon as more details are known.

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, 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 in advance > To Be Advised

Our Santa’s Grotto in the Museum and Family 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. 

Posters and Tickets are not yet available for this event. This website will be updated as soon as more details are known.

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.