Thank you all for your support during this most difficult of times.

We hope to re-open sometime in September. The new normal for the museum will initially mean fewer people (both visitors and volunteers) on site, fewer afternoons open and an appointment booking system.

Please see our news page should you need more detail.

The Museum stands in a beautiful and historic location beside the Huddersfield Canal in the village of Uppermill, nestled in the hills in the middle of the area known as Saddleworth, an old Yorkshire Parish with its own identity. Uppermill is a busy, thriving village with lovely canal towpath walks, many small independent shops and plenty of places to eat & drink.

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Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre

The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre are open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm

Our friendly reception counter staff and volunteers are here to help you with you all your enquiries.

Museum Shop

Our modern, open plan and spacious shop offers a variety of local hand crafted items, many with a Saddleworth theme and unique to the museum. You are, of course welcome to just browse if you want or maybe just buy a small packet of bird food for the ducks on the canal!

In the section below we have tried to highlight just a few of our leading items at this time of year to provide a flavour. The shop sells toys, mugs, DVDs, cards, souvenir items, jewellery, paintings, drawings, maps, walking guides and books about Saddleworth, the local whistler, dialect songs, brass bands, family history and much more.

Seasonal launch of products with Saddleworth themes  > Saddleworth Museum > open 1- 4 pm daily. 

Why not check out our museum shop and art gallery for that special Christmas gift with that unique Saddleworth theme?

We have our 2020 calendar containing beautiful images of Old Saddleworth selected by our curator from our photographic archives, Greenfield Publishing’s “Saddleworth Past Times” and the exciting new publication “Saddleworth in Camera 1955 – 1966”



THESE 3 ITEMS CAN BE POSTED TO YOU FOR AN EXTRA £1.50 EACH. Please ring the shop to arrange payment and delivery.

We also have other items that are unique to the Saddleworth Museum and with Saddleworth themes. Our usual smart and gifted range, Christmas cards and “blank inside” cards with winter scenes of Saddleworth captured by our curator Peter Fox.



and of course wonderful art works for sale as that special gift from the current Saddleworth Group of Artists “Winter Exhibition” in the art gallery. Please ask at the reception if you are interested in purchasing a work of art.

The museum registered charity number is 528225.

The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre are open every afternoon (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm !

Saddleworth Cards and Gifts Unique to the Museum and recent Publications

We now have our new ranges of wonderful Saddleworth and Yorkshire gifts, including mugs, books, maps, prints, cards and foods. We also carry toys and other items ideal as “stocking fillers” for children.

Our smart and gifted range offer unique and customised mugs, bags, tea towels with the Saddleworth Museum logo and much more besides.

We also offer locally crafted and hand made products.

Our curator, Peter Fox, will refresh the photographs of old Saddleworth on our own unique range of cards so it is always worth popping in to see our latest offerings.

The museum shop also offers a local information service and carries local maps, walks and event calendars. We also carry many books, booklets and CDs about local history.

Telephone 01457 874093 or email if you would like to know more about the shop.

Please pop in and browse!

Our community/art gallery (free admission subject to the room being booked for other events) hosts a different exhibition every 5 or 6 weeks with local paintings or craft items for sale. You are of course most welcome to just view but if you do see a painting for sale that you want please reserve, pay and leave your details at the shop / reception counter. After the particular exhibition ends you will then be contacted, the painting will be packed and held at reception for your collection. 

Telephone 01457 874093 or email if you would like to know more about this service

(Please note that the museum does have toilets for our museum customers – ask for the key at reception- but does not have public toilets. We ask all visitors who do not make a purchase in the shop and/or do not visit the collection galleries, to make a small donation should they wish to use the facilities.)

smart-and-gifted-v1Only available here! Our smart and gifted products has been developed as a unique range of items, most of which have the museum logo and have a Saddleworth theme.

shop-toys-v1We know that a day out with children can be expensive so we have on display, toys at affordable prices. Could you still show the kids how good you are with a Yo-yo!

shop-toys-v3Our stretchy apple and worms toy for the kids has obviously captured a “niche” market and is one of the many toys we have at affordable prices. This item is quickly “wriggling” off our shelves.

shop-local-and-handmade-v4We have a number of local and hand made items in the shop. Chutneys, jams, fudge, chocolate, aprons and beautiful glass ornaments. All unique and making perfect gifts.

smart-and-gifted-v4These are just a small sample of our unique smart and gifted range with the museum logo and a Saddleworth theme.

smart-and-gifted-v3More of our unique smart and gifted range with the museum logo and a Saddleworth theme. A souvenir and reminder of your visit. Here are some mugs, coasters and tea towels. 


Our affordable toys for children are on our low table displays but if you want something a little more special for the kids please browse the upper shelves.


And to carry all your purchases why not buy one of our unique cotton bags?


Our electronic shop featuring our 6 best sellers is under development and will appear in our next website update.

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Access to the shop is free and we welcome browsers!

Don’t forget – become a Friend of the Museum and you get not only free access to the museum galleries but 5% discount on most items in our shop.