Welcome to Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

Covid 19 Update:  The building is currently closed but you can buy online and we are active on Facebook. We hope to re-open later this year with an appointment system to ensure compliance. 

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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Shop Online


Why not shop on-line, pick up from the museum or have your order delivered

200+ Club Lottery


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

Make an appointment


Check our appointments system to visit us during the week-end

Visitor Information


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

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.



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

Art Exhibitions


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

Learning & Education


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

"Friends" of the Museum


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

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?

Our galleries and shop operate touch-free, one way systems and our community gallery (normally open for free to view art exhibitions) is currently closed  to the public to ensure compliance.

 We also currently operate an appointment system; our opening hours are subject to change and our service provision is constantly under review to ensure compliance. Please check our visitor information page.


Family                                                £6

Adults                                                £3

Concessions                                     £2

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

We hope to open to the public (by appointment only) on Saturday 14th  and Sunday 15th November from 1 to 4 pm  and each week-end thereafter.

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

Access for the disabled, 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 87 4093 or Email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk