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If you are interested in the post and would like more information, please contact the curator at Saddleworth Museum by e-mail or phone and we will forward the job description. Applications must be in by 4.00pm Friday 27th of September with those selected for interview being informed. Interviews will take place mid-October. Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6HS e-mail curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk Telephone 01457 874093.

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“Hands-on History to Inspire, Engage & Create”

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Saddleworth Museum previously had a learning officer. This was originally a jointly held post and they joined us in May 2016 as part of the Heritage Lottery Funding project. Cat left us in at the end of 2017 and Lindsey and Tim left us in May 2019. This part of the HLF project ended on 10th May 2019 and the museum needs to find a permanent way to continue with this valuable, and museum enhancing, work. Peter Fox, the curator, will lead the learning activities temporarily until we have filled the vacancy.

Learning Officer General Enquiry Form

Please submit this form with your general query or to register your interest in a learning activity. Schools should the special form on the Schools page. Please note that once you have submitted the form successfully you will lose the form display. To submit a second query please refresh or leave this page and then return to this page.

 We currently split our learning sectors into Families and Schools. Please visit the “Read More” links below.


  • Gallery Interactives
  • Family Trail
  • Family Bags
  • The Art Cart
  • Half Term Activities


  • Learning programmes
  • Themed workshops  
  • Please use the special contact form on the Schools page or ring 0145 874 093


  • Check the website “Events” page
  • Half Term activities usually listed
  • Seasonal events (e.g. Santa) listed

August 2019, 1 to 4 pm every day > “Extras for Children”. Free with your gallery admission price. Ask at the museum reception counter

Available all year round for children of all ages included in your gallery admission price! (a family ” Friends” membership would provide free admissions, forms available in reception).

Always ask at reception for one of the Family Bags or our current “Family” Trail“. If you answer all the Family Trail questions and find all the “characters” hidden around the museum you could win a prize!

In our gallery 2 dress up as a Morris man or in gallery 4 as a nurse or soldier!

Our interactives include our wheels and cogs, jigsaws and telephone playback messages in gallery 1, watch the video and learn how to weave and play snakes and ladders in gallery 2, and finally more weaving and use our play desk in gallery 3.

Other displays which may be of interest to the young are Romans, rocks and bones (gallery 1), rushcart (gallery 2), Victorian parlour (gallery 3) and costumes and railways (gallery 4).

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.