BUT we are active on social media platforms.

Please read on, and explore the links, to learn more about those normal learning activities which will be re- activated once we have the uk goverment all clear to re-open.


During our closure our learning activity officer will be designing a number of interactive learning projects to be launched on our social media platforms.  We will update this page when these are launched.

For more information and/or engagement for you, and your child,  please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information all the latest learning news.

Our normal learning activities are currently suspended but we welcome any enquiries to email learning@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk









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

We love to welcome visitors to the museum to help them learn about the unique history of Saddleworth alongside some of the contributions that people of Saddleworth have made throughout history to our community and the wider world.

You can explore our fun, interactive galleries and discover Saddleworth’s unique heritage through hands-on activities around the museum.

Why not have a go at our Family Trail prize draw, make a Victorian toy and weave some threads inspired by our infamous Dobcross Loom? Or if dressing up is your thing, put yourself in the picture as a Morris Man or local suffragette Annie Kenney.

From our Ice Age animal bones to Viking Jewellery, the weaver’s cottage to a Victorian parlour or from the Dobcross Loom to a Penny Farthing bicycle, our interactive exhibits have something to pique the interest of all ages.

We also offer an engaging School Learning Programme complimented with Loan Boxes and organise special events to get the whole family learning, engaging and exploring history.

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.