These are the regular events held in our community gallery-see below for other special events

Weekly

Tuesday am and pm Canal Side Quilters led by Sue Warburton. £10 annual fee and £3 per session The Canal Side Quilters are one of our special Partners. Please click on the above for a direct link.

Wednesday amVolunteers Day– volunteers may be using the gallery to work on museum collections etc.

Other

(more frequently than monthly)

2nd & 4th Monday each month (excepting bank holidays) Family History Help Desk – by appointment & drop in. Museum admission charge applies. – see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the monthFriends Coffee Morning. £1.30 – see below

2nd Sunday in the monthFriends Farmers Market. Free. – see below

Other

(possibly less frequently than monthly)

Saddleworth Historical Society & Saddleworth Civic Trust events and talks-see their websites

School Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young organised by our learning officers, Lindsey & Tim. Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

Special Publication launched in March.

Mary Booth, editor at Greenfield Publishing, has arranged a compilation of our curator’s (Peter Fox) work based upon his regular feature in the Saddleworth Monthly.  The book “Saddleworth Past Times” is now available in our shop at £4.95.

A fascinating view of Saddleworth history with many unique and absorbing photographs!

Please see the “Shop” page on this website for more details.

Wednesday 10th April, 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £1.50 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetière of coffee and biscuits.

In our rather nice community gallery. Buns or cakes (a “slice of something nice”), are also available to purchase at very reasonable prices.

A raffle will be held and our homemade stall may be in operation. The monthly draw will be made for the 200+ club and prizes handed out. Please come along to meet friends, make friends, find out about “Friends of the Museum” events, the 200 club and maybe call in to the museum shop or galleries afterwards.

Sunday, 14th April 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes outside the museum entrance with other stalls inside the community gallery. Products can change but there are usually breads, cheeses, olives, teas, coffees and chocolates often of high “artisan” quality. Well worth a visit!
 
(Please text or ring Oliver on 07761 261349 or ring Oliver on 01457 873590 should you wish to book a stall for this event.)

Sunday 21st April, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “Exhibition” joint art exhibition by the “Group of Fourteen”. Community Gallery. Free

Fourteen local artists and friends have got together to put on this art exhibition.

Each artist has a unique style which has made for a very interesting show.

Today will be your last opportunity to see this exhibition.

More details will be announced soon. Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

Saturday 27th April, 1 to 4 pm > FIRST DAY “A Moment in Time” by Joyce Vick. Community Gallery. Free

Joyce studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. She won an Arts in Industry Award to train in wallpaper and textile design with A. Sanderson & Sons studio in Perivale, travelling abroad to study forms of design.

Working in their studio, she and her partner supplied the finished design art work directly to the manufacturer, Sanderson, Vantona, Vymura and many other companies.

Now free to indulge her passionate love of painting, this collection draws together fragments of memories she holds dear and precious moments that she hopes you will enjoy.

She is a member of the Saddleworth Group of Artists

Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

Sunday 28th April, 1 pm for 1.30 pm  > SPRINGTIME BUFFET LUNCHEON. £15 per person. Book now to avoid disappointment

The Friends of Saddleworth Museum are organising a rather superior buffet luncheon for the Sunday after Easter in our rather nice community gallery. 

Wine and soft drinks will be on sale and there will also be background musical accompaniment and a fund raising raffle!

Places need to be booked in advance and tickets at £15 per person are  now available from the museum reception. The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS

Monday 29th April, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning officer, or a dedicated volunteer, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area. It would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facility in our gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

To avoid long waiting times it may also help if you could let us know in advance the approximate time of your visit should you wish to use this service.

The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily if you wish to inform reception in advance or telephone 01457 874093 or email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

(for those who only have a only a single question or short query please email tim@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk at any time or ask for Tim when you arrive and wait in reception)

Wednesday 8th May, 10 am to 12 noon > FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM COFFEE MORNING £1.50 entrance includes a pot of tea or cafetière of coffee and biscuits.

In our rather nice community gallery. Buns or cakes (a “slice of something nice”), are also available to purchase at very reasonable prices.

A raffle will be held and our homemade stall may be in operation. The monthly draw will be made for the 200+ club and prizes handed out. Please come along to meet friends, make friends, find out about “Friends of the Museum” events, the 200 club and maybe call in to the museum shop or galleries afterwards.

Sunday, 12th May 9 am to 2 pm > FARMERS MARKET community gallery and possibly stalls outside. Free.

One stall/gazebo sometimes outside the museum entrance with other stalls inside the community gallery. Products can change but there are usually breads, cheeses, olives, teas, coffees and chocolates often of high “artisan” quality. Well worth a visit!
 
(Please text or ring Oliver on 07761 261349 or ring Oliver on 01457 873590 should you wish to book a stall for this event.)

Monday 13th May, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area. It would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facility in our gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

To avoid long waiting times it may also help if you could let us know in advance the approximate time of your visit should you wish to use this service.

The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily if you wish to inform reception in advance or telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 26th May, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “Exhibition” by Joyce Vick. Community Gallery. Free

Joyce studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in London. She won an Arts in Industry Award to train in wallpaper and textile design with A. Sanderson & Sons studio in Perivale, travelling abroad to study forms of design.

Working in their studio, she and her partner supplied the finished design art work directly to the manufacturer, Sanderson, Vantona, Vymura and many other companies.

Now free to indulge her passionate love of painting, this collection draws together fragments of memories she holds dear and precious moments that she hopes you will enjoy.

She is a member of the Saddleworth Group of Artists

. Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website for more information.

Monday 27th May, 1 – 4 pm > Family History Drop-in and Help Desk. £5 includes museum gallery admission (this sessions is £3 for “Friends” of the Museum).

Our learning dedicated volunteer/s, will be on hand today to offer assistance for people embarking on family history research or who need help with a particular area. It would be most helpful if you could bring any information you have already gathered with you. Please inform reception when you arrive and you will then be guided through your search and the use of our computerised facility in our gallery three. You will also be free to view all the collections in all the museum galleries at your leisure.

To avoid long waiting times it may also help if you could let us know in advance the approximate time of your visit should you wish to use this service.

The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily if you wish to inform reception in advance or telephone 01457 874093 or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Sunday 2nd June, 11am to 3.30 pm > PLANT SALE. In our community gallery and secret garden. Free Entry.

Please come and buy some plants for your garden.

Stalls with home baked produce and hand made craft items.

The “Friends” of the museum will be running a bottle tombola.

Light refreshments will also be available.

(The museum’s charity number is 528225 so if you would like to help us in any way, either beforehand with plant or bottle donations, or on the day, please call in to the museum any day between 1 and 4 pm and leave Jo a message. Our telephone number is 01457 874093.)

Friday 5th July, 11.45 am > A recital by the Meraki Duo. In our community gallery. £6.

One of a number of performances by different artists at a variety of venues as part of the Uppermill Summer Music Festival.

Formed in 2013, the Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing arrangements of their own.

Meera Maharaj and James Girling both studied at the RNCM, sharing a passion for chamber music.

They have performed at a range of venues across the north including the Bridgewater Hall as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar weekend and a recital at the Lymm Festival.

Tickets are now available from the Uppermill Post Office, Methodist Church and the reception desk at the Museum. £6 per person. The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS

To find out more about future events why not join the “Friends” of the Museum- see the Friends page- and receive their regular newsletter. These are just a few of the special events you can expect to appear on this page…………

TRIPS

  • Trips and excursions. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

FRIENDS’ COFFEE MORNINGS

  • Currently every second Wenesady in the month,  a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee and biscuits. 200+ draw, raffle and cake stall. £1.30 on the day.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG

  • “Seasonal” workshops, activities and crafts for the young run by learning officers.Places may need to be reserved in advance. E.g. Santa at Xmas

FAMILY TRAILS & BAGS

  • Families visiting our museum galleries may enjoy the family trails and bags provided on request as part of the entrance fee. Organised by our Learning Officers.

QUIZZES

  • Team Quiz nights with Supper. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

OLD SADDLEWORTH PHOTOS & FILM

  • Historical Saddleworth Photos and Films presented by our Curator. Entrance fee often discounted for “Friends”.

HERITAGE and HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND EVENTS

  • Open days (as part of the annual heritage festival) and special offers (to say thank you to lottery players from the Heritage Lottery Fund-North West).

ART EXHIBITION PREVIEWS

  • Our community gallery hosts art exhibitions by local and internationally acclaimed artists. Special evening, or day, previews are often held. Please see our “Exhibitions” page.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG

  • Half-Term or Summer Holiday workshops, creative activities and crafts for the 4 – 11 year old. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

TAPAS EVENINGS

  • Tapas evenings organised by the “Friends” of the Museum. Places may need to be reserved in advance

LINKING SCHOOLS & EXPLORE LEARNING OLDHAM

  • Linking Schools and other Explore Learning projects organised by our Learning Officers. Please see our “Learning” page.

MUSIC & DRAMA

  • Events providing musical and theatrical entertainment, whether as part of a festival, or provided by the museum staff and  volunteers. Places may need to be reserved in advance.

AFTERNOON TEAS & PLANT SALES

  • Afternoon Teas & Plant Sales organised by the “Friends” of the Museum.

FARMERS MARKETS

  • Farmers Markets organised by the “Friends” of the Museum. Currently every second Sunday in the month. Free entry.

FRIENDS ANNUAL LUNCHEON

  • An exclusive event for the “Friends” of the Museum, an annual luncheon held in the community gallery. This event is by invitation only.

MUSEUM TOURS & GUIDED WALKS

  • Museum Tours and Guided Walks provided by our volunteers. Places may need to be reserved in advance. 

And so much more……

  • Book Signings, Yorkshire Day information centres and so much more……

……………………………….Gallery Hire

Our impressive canal side community gallery is available for hire to accommodate your corporate, charity, association or family function. If you would like more details please contact the curator, Peter Fox, on 01457 874093 or use the contact form below.