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 officers, Cat Jessop and 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 officers, Cat Jessop and Lindsey Milnes- see below 

These are some special dates for your diary


FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 13th December 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.

THANK YOU FROM THE MUSEUM TO ALL NATIONAL LOTTERY PLAYERS > from 1 pm on Wednesday 13th December to 4 pm 17th December. [a) 1-3 pm 13th, 14th & 15th December -free tea or coffee and biscuits, b) 1-4 pm 16th & 17th -free badge making. Terms and conditions apply]

We received Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support for our fantastic refurbishment (see -at the bottom of our home page -news banner and the article/post dated 6th November 2016 entitled “Local museum in Saddleworth celebrates its’ re-opening after £1.2 million refurbishment”).

This could not have happened without people who buy tickets in the state-franchised UK national lottery. Does this apply to you?  If it does please take full advantage of these offers. Other recipients of HL Funds may also be making offers!

The HLF say that so many worthwhile projects such as ours could not have taken place without you. HLF have asked some beneficiaries to say a big thank and the Saddleworth Museum and Gallery is more than happy to participate in the scheme and express our gratitude. MANY THANKS TO ALL YOU NATIONAL LOTTERY PLAYERS!

Terms and Conditions
· One National Lottery ticket provides free tea, coffee and biscuits for up to 2 paying visitors to the Saddleworth museum galleries from Wednesday 13th December – Friday 15th December. Refreshments available between 1pm-3pm
· One National Lottery ticket provides free use of the badge maker at the Saddleworth museum galleries for every paying family (2 adults, 2 children) Saturday 16th December Sunday 17th December. Badge maker available between 1pm-4pm.
· All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital and must be produced upon entry to the museum.
· This composite offer is valid 13th- 17th December 2017. Saddleworth Museum and Gallery is open 1pm to 4pm every day.
· This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers operating at the time.
· This offer does not apply to visitors to the free community gallery, on the first floor, only.
· Saddleworth Museum and Gallery has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.
· Tickets will be given to staff in the museum shop when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.

LOOKING FOR THAT LAST MINUTE PRESENT!

> Saddleworth Museum’s exclusive 2018 calendar is only £5.99. Containing beautiful images of Saddleworth especially created for us.
 
Each picture contains a hidden “secret Britain”. Have some fun trying to spot them!
 
These are available from our museum shop open every day 1-4 pm but please telephone the shop on 01457 874093 if you would like to discuss postage.
 
We are a charity and our registration number is 528225.

 

 


Sunday 24th and Monday 25th December > Museum CLOSED

Tuesday 26th until Saturday 30th December > Museum OPEN

Sunday 31st December and Monday 1st January  > Museum CLOSED

 


FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING > Wednesday 10th January 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 14th January 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.

PREVIEW  GALLERY EXHIBITION > Saturday 20th January 1 – 4 pm. Free. In the community gallery.

“The TEN of Us” Ten former pupils of Manchester High School of Art ( Ted Bates, Reg Calvert, Steve Capper, Neil Cochrane, David Edwards, Phil Hughes, John McCombs, Ron McSweeney, David Ralston and Harry Roberts) left school, but now reunited are set to launch an exhibition of their work at the Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill. This exhibition will continue to be “free to view” on most days between 1 and 4 pm until Sunday 18th February 2018 but please check our events calendar before your visit.

Please see the “exhibitions” page on this website for more details about all our exhibitions.

………..THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS YOU CAN EXPECT TO APPEAR ON THIS PAGE……….

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

  • 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

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.

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 plays from the Heritage Lottery Fund-North West).

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

 

OTHERS WIP

  • Other event to appear shortly

 

……………………………….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.