“Hands-on History to Inspire, Engage & Create”

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Our latest website page where our learning officer (currently the curator Peter Fox is acting in this role until an announcement is made concerning Lindsey’s replacement – see below) informs you of all learning activities, events and news. Please visit the “Read More” links below. Contact learning on the form below. We would  love to hear from you!

Learning Officer General Enquiry Form

Please submit this form with your general query or to register your interest in a learning activity. Schools should the special form on the Schools page. Please note that once you have submitted the form successfully you will lose the form display. To submit a second query please refresh or leave this page and then return to this page.

 

“We say a fond farewell to Lindsey and Tim”

During the spring of 2019 we said a fond farewell to learning officers Lindsey (10th May) and Tim (early June) and wished them both the best for their futures. Their contract (primarily funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) was at an end and it was time for them both to move on to pastures new. 

Tim only joined us last year, but to Lindsey (who joined us right at the beginning of this phase in May 2016), we thank you for the past three years effort, enthusiasm, application and success and naturally wish you all the best for the future. We really will miss you, please keep in touch! Charlie on behalf of the Museum Committee, Spring 2019

Families

  • Gallery Interactives
  • Family Trail
  • Family Bags
  • The Art Cart
  • Half Term Activities

Schools

  • Learning programmes
  • Themed workshops  
  • Please use the special contact form on the Schools page or ring 0145 874 093

Events

  • Check the website “Events” page
  • Half Term activities usually listed
  • Seasonal events (e.g. Santa) listed

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.

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

Available all year round for children of all ages included in your gallery admission price! (a family ” Friends” membership would provide free admissions, forms available in reception).

Always ask at reception for one of the Family Bags or our current “Family” Trail“. If you answer all the Family Trail questions and find all the “characters” hidden around the museum you could win a prize!

In our gallery 2 dress up as a Morris man or in gallery 4 as a nurse or soldier!

Our interactives include our wheels and cogs, jigsaws and telephone playback messages in gallery 1, watch the video and learn how to weave and play snakes and ladders in gallery 2, and finally more weaving and use our play desk in gallery 3.

Other displays which may be of interest to the young are Romans, rocks and bones (gallery 1), rushcart (gallery 2), Victorian parlour (gallery 3) and costumes and railways (gallery 4).

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.

Learning Officer General Enquiry Form

Please submit this form with your general query or to register your interest in a learning activity. Schools should the special form on the Schools page. Please note that once you have submitted the form successfully you will lose the form display. To submit a second query please refresh or leave this page and then return to this page.
More information about our learning officers

Saddleworth Museum’s previous Learning Officer was originally a jointly held post and they joined us in May 2016 as part of the Heritage Lottery Funding project. Cat left us in at the end of 2017 and Lindsey and Tim left us in May 2019.

This part of the HLF project ended on 10th May 2019 and the museum needs to find a permanent way to continue with this valuable, and museum enhancing, work.

Peter Fox, the curator, will lead the learning activities temporarily.