Welcome to Saddleworth Museum and Gallery
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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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.
*ADMISSION TO OUR MUSEUM GALLERIES
* (free admission for "Friends" of Saddleworth Museum)
We hope to open to the public (by appointment only) one weekend in the summer of 2021
(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)
Access for the disabled,
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.