Welcome to Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

Covid 19 Update: We are open as normal every afternoon 1 to 4 pm, with guidance.
Please check our  visitor information page.

Discover the story of a Yorkshire community on the Lancashire side of the Pennines

The museum collection galleries tell the story of the people who have created Saddleworth’s landscape and character. The museum has something for all the family, is wheelchair friendly, and presents its’ collections,  shop and facilities in a thoroughly modern way within the carefully restored fabric of a building dating back to 1862.

Our canal-side community gallery provides additional space for the local community and is the scene of varied art exhibitions, presentations, museum fundraising events and learning activities.

Saddleworth Museum and Gallery is a registered charity (no. 528225) and fully accredited museum (no. 191). We are primarily independently funded relying on visitor admissions, gallery income, fundraising events and donations.

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Events & News


The Museum, its’ “Friends” group and volunteers run a variety of events and special activities plus news.

Galleries - collections & archive


The galleries tell the story of Saddleworth’s landscape & character, supported by our collections and archive.

Art Exhibitions


Our separate art gallery is to hire for “free to view” exhibitions of paintings, photos, tapestries etc.



Our shops offers local hand crafted items, many with a Saddleworth theme and much more. Browse & Buy here!

Shop Online


Why not shop on-line, pick up from the museum or have your order delivered. § NEW in 2021 > Art Online

Visitor Information


We have a wealth of information about your visit to us & Saddleworth in our visitor information centre.

200+ Club Lottery


Join our monthly lottery scheme to win cash prizes and help support the museum

Room Hire


Our canal side community gallery is for hire. Ideal for functions and exhibitions.



We value working with our partners in the local and wider community. Interested?

Join now until 31st March 2024!

"Friends" of the Museum


Join our “Friends” of the Museum. Help sustain an essential community resource.

Learning & Education service currently suspended

Learning & Education


We run schools & youth programmes, workshops, activities and adult group tours.

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Family            £6

Adults             £3

Concessions  £2

* (free admission for "Friends" of Saddleworth Museum)

We are open to the public 1 - 4 pm every day 

(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)

There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. 

Access for disabled people, is, and will remain, one of the museum’s priorities.

Saddleworth Museum & Gallery located in the heart of Saddleworth

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.

Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

High Street


Tel: 01457 874093

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Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

High Street Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6HS

Call us on 01457 874093 or Email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk