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. An Annual Fee and small charge 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. Charge applies. – see below

Monthly

2nd Wednesday in the month – Friends Coffee Morning. £1.50 – see below

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

Other

(possibly less frequently than monthly)

Art Previews – see below and our Exhibitions page on this website

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

School Half Term and Summer Holidays  – Activities for the young Charges apply. – see below

These are some special dates for your diary

August 2019, 1 to 4 pm every day > “BEE TRAIL”. Free with your gallery admission price. Ask at the museum reception counter

Available for children of all ages with your gallery admission price! Obtain your “bee trail” form at reception. Find the bees around the museum and answer the questions. If you get all the answers you could win a set of “Playmobil” figures! Whether you take part in the bee trail or not, why not buy one of our own hand-crafted bees for £2?

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.

Saturday 31st August, 2 – 3.30 pm > A Guided Walk “The Uppermill Story”. Meet at the Saddleworth Museum main entrance 2 pm prompt. Free.

Join our guide  to discover the history of Uppermill, from corn mill to cotton and woollen empires, local families and their buildings. The walk itself is around 1 mile of easy walking but with a number of stops for your guide to assist your discoveries could take around 90 minutes.

There is no need to book just turn up at 2 pm and join our knowledgeable guide Alan Schofield near the entrance of the museum on the day. We are on the left of the High Street as you enter the village from the Greenfield direction , Uppermill, OL3 6HS.

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, 8th September 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 8th September, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “Painting from Observation” by Alan J Thompson. Community Gallery. Free

This your last opportunity to view and/or purchase the art works on display

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

Monday 9th September, 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

Wednesday 11th September, 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.

Saturday 14th September, times TBA > SPECIAL STAGE 8 TOUR OF BRITAIN EVENTS TBA > Inside and Outside the museum.

All year round one of our galleries have transport “themed” displays and storyboards which include an impressive array of vintage ‘cycles. We are of course not really planning to enter a team from the museum to enter stage 8 of the tour on our precious collection of vintage cycles, and the details have yet to be finalised,  but we are planning:-

Possibly a “parade”, or display, of our vintage cycles with volunteers dressed in period costume. Our vintage cycles are rather precious to us, and some are rather delicate, so this may well depend on the weather.

Possibly refreshments in our community gallery.

Probably some kind of “Family Crafts” (themed to cycles etc), for the  accompanied 4 to 11 year olds, in our main exhibition galleries (admission prices apply).

Visitors to the village on the day will be most welcome to return to view (admission prices apply) all our existing display galleries (including the current ‘cycle display in the transportation gallery) on another day if they do not have time today. We had hoped to reprise our previous “On your bike” exhibition with old photographs featuring previous cycles , prams, carts, charabanc and other methods of transportation but this is now looking less likely.

Confirmation of the actual details will be published as soon as they are known.

Saturday 14th September, 1 to 4 pm > First Day “Exhibition” by Springhead Art Group. Community Gallery. Free

Today we welcome Springhead Art Group to our exhibition gallery. Today will be the first day you will be able to view their work. The museum is planning a number of events in and around the community gallery today to mark the Tour of Britain stage 8 so the Group have kindly delayed their official preview and meet the artist day until tomorrow. More details will follow when we know more.

Springhead Art Group, is a thriving, sociable group of 30 members united by the love of drawing and painting. The group started over fifteen years ago meeting on Tuesday afternoons. Some paintings are on display in Springhead Community Centre

Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website or http://www.springheadcommunitycentre.co.uk/group/springhead-art-group/ for more information.

Sunday 15th September, 1 to 4 pm > Preview and Meet the Artists “Exhibition” by Springhead Art Group. Community Gallery. Free

Today we welcome Springhead Art Group to our exhibition gallery for their preview and meet the artists day. More details will follow when we know more.

Springhead Art Group, is a thriving, sociable group of 30 members united by the love of drawing and painting. The group started over fifteen years ago meeting on Tuesday afternoons. Some paintings are on display in Springhead Community Centre

Please see the “Exhibitions” page on this website or http://www.springheadcommunitycentre.co.uk/group/springhead-art-group/ for more information.

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September > HERITAGE OPEN DAYS > 1 to 4 pm. 

In our community gallery (entrance charge £3 – “Friends” of the Museum free) we will present a rolling slide show with hundreds of old photographs of Saddleworth’s “gone but not forgotten” buildings and landscapes. This ticket will then provide free admission to our four museum collection display galleries,

(Our curator, Peter Fox, contributes articles to a number of local publications. Mary Booth, editor at Greenfield Publishing has taken those texts and photographs supplied to Saddleworth Monthly on a regular basis and published these in a booklet called “Saddleworth Past Times”. We will also have a special point of sale where the booklet will be available for £4.95. 20% goes direct to the Museum.)

The museum registered charity number is 528225.

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.

Friday 20th September 7 for 7.30 > Fun Team Quiz evening with Supper >  Community Gallery. £6. Book in advance.

Friday 20th September, 7.00 pm (for a 7.30 pm start)  > Fun Team Quiz Night and Supper. £6 per person. Book now to avoid disappointment and a table will be reserved for your team.

The Friends of Saddleworth Museum are holding a fun team quiz evening for those who like to have their knowledge tested but want to take part in something that is not too difficult and also have a bit of fun.

There will be the usual Team (a team can consist of up to 6 people) Quiz, some hot Supper, a Raffle and contestants can bring their own liquid refreshments. If you are an individual or couple and would like to be part of a made up team of individuals for the night please let reception know.

Tickets for this event are now available from museum reception and it is suggested that individuals and teams should book now, pay for their tickets and reserve a team table. It would help if you could let us know when you book if you would like the vegetarian option of the supper,

The museum reception (telephone number 01457 874093) is open 1 – 4 pm daily. Our address is Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6HS.

Monday 23rd September, 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 6th October, please arrive at 1 for 1.30 pm >  FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM AUTUMN LUNCHEON > in the community gallery > £25 per person payable in advance

We need to organise our caterering, seating and your table place holders etc so we are now taking bookings for this event and will be doing so until 20th September. Please arrive at 1 for 1.30 pm and whilst the event is not black tie we suggest smart casual or formal attire.

This is the link to our menu and invitation pack >20191006_Priority Invitations for Website

There will be a fund raising raffle on the day and wine and soft drinks will also be available to purchase. The museum regsistered charity number is 528225.

If you would like our invitation pack (which includes a pre-addressed envelope for your reply) either pick one up from museum reception or if you would like one posting to you please email friends@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk or telephone 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.

Wednesday 9th October, 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, 13th October 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 13th October, 1 to 4 pm > LAST DAY “Exhibition”  by Springhead Art Group. Community Gallery. Free

This your last opportunity to view and/or purchase the art works on display

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

Monday 14th October, 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

Saturday 19th October, 1 to 4 pm > preview art exhibition “THE LOCALS” by The Group of Fourteen. Community Gallery. Free.

Today we welcome our next exhibitors  “The Group of Fourteen” local artists. Today will be the first day you will be able to view their work and meet some of the artists. This exhibition will run until Sunday 17th November.

The group will be holding a “silent auction” with proceeds going to the “Save Saddleworth Church – St. Chad, Church Lane, Uppermill” restoration appeal. More details of this appeal are available on www.cofeinsaddleworth.org.uk

More details will follow when we know more.

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

Monday 28th October, 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

Monday 28th October, 1 – 4 pm > TBA “Magic Monday”. £3. In the community gallery.

Details yo be announced.

The museum is open 1 – 4 pm daily if you wish to pop in to the museum and ask reception or telephone 01457 874093 

 

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.