Saddleworth Museum welcomes our new Learning Activity Officer, Olivia Peers

Olivia joins us with a wealth of experience working with young people, schools, and organisations with volunteers. With her workshop facilitation, project devising, managing and “best use of resource” skills we wish Olivia all the best in the very limited number of hours she has at her disposal in this post. Olivia will primarily promote learning activities to schools alongside delivering them, organise craft activities with volunteers and develop community projects.

Those with good memories may remember Olivia working with the museum on the “Dancestry” project earlier in the decade around 3 years before our refurbishment. If your memory is a little hazy, you can read more about the project here. Outside the museum, Olivia runs Born and Bred Dance Theatre and hopes that in the near future she may be able to introduce a little dance into the museum again.

                                                                                       The Museum Committee November 2019

Olivia can be contacted by emailing

Alternatively, please complete the contact form below or leave a message at museum reception by calling 01457 874093

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest Learning news.

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

Olivia Peers

Learning Activity Officer

Saddleworth Museum

High Street




Tel:  01457 874 093

Follow us on Twitter @EngageExplore

Facebook: Saddleworth Museum & Gallery

To contact our learning activity officer please complete and Submit the form below.

Learning Activity 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

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.