Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre

The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre are open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm

Our friendly reception counter staff and volunteers are here to help you with you all your enquiries.

Museum Shop

Our modern, open plan and spacious shop offers a variety of local hand crafted items, many with a Saddleworth theme and unique to the museum. You are, of course welcome to just browse if you want or maybe just buy a small packet of bird food for the ducks on the canal!

In the section below we have tried to highlight just a few of our leading items at this time of year to provide a flavour. The shop sells toys, mugs, DVDs, cards, souvenir items, jewellery, paintings, drawings, maps, walking guides and books about Saddleworth, the local whistler, dialect songs, brass bands, family history and much more.

Launched on 1st March 2019.

Our curator, Peter Fox, contributes articles to a number of local publications. One of those, Saddleworth Monthly, hosts a regular feature called Saddleworth Past Times with photographs and details supplied by Peter.

Mary Booth, editor at Greenfield Publishing, has complied a collection of Peter’s photographs and texts based upon the regular feature and this book “Saddleworth Past Times” is now available in our shop, retails at £4.95,  with 20% going direct to the Saddleworth Museum.

If you are unable to visit us why not ring our shop between 1 and 4 pm each day and ask how you can organise a postal delivery.

By Phone

> To telephone us the number is 01457 874093

By Post

Please post enquiries to : Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire. OL3 6HS

By Email

The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre are open every afternoon (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm !

Saddleworth Cards and Gifts Unique to the Museum and recent Publications

We now have our new ranges of wonderful Saddleworth and Yorkshire gifts, including mugs, books, maps, prints, cards and foods. We also carry toys and other items ideal as “stocking fillers” for children.

Our curator, Peter Fox, will refresh the photographs of old Saddleworth on our own unique range of cards so it is always worth popping in to see our latest offerings.

The museum shop also offers a local information service and carries local maps, walks and event calendars. We also carry many books, booklets and CDs about local history.

One of the many local publications we carry, this one launched on Whit Friday 2018, is “Heights Church and Friarmere. A potted History 1768-2018”
by Mary Rodgers and Geoffrey Dent available from the shop for £15. This popular book is also available is also available at the Delph Post Office and Library but why not browse in our shop for this and all the other items we carry?

Our community gallery hosts a different exhibition every 5 or 6 weeks with paintings and craft items for sale so, if you did not have time to visit our collection galleries (admission prices apply) then why not check out our art gallery (free admission subject to the room being booked for other events) for that extra special present, or just to view. The stairs to the art gallery are to your left of reception as you enter the museum.

Please pop in and browse!

Telephone 01457 874093 or email

(Please note that the museum does not have public toilets so we ask all visitors who do not make a purchase in the shop and/or do not visit the collection galleries, to make a small donation should they wish to use the facilities.)

smart-and-gifted-v1Only available here! Our smart and gifted products has been developed as a unique range of items, most of which have the museum logo and have a Saddleworth theme.

shop-toys-v1We know that a day out with children can be expensive so we have on display, toys at affordable prices. Could you still show the kids how good you are with a Yo-yo!


shop-toys-v3Our stretchy apple and worms toy for the kids has obviously captured a “niche” market and is one of the many toys we have at affordable prices. This item is quickly “wriggling” off our shelves.

shop-local-and-handmade-v4We have a number of local and hand made items in the shop. Chutneys, jams, fudge, chocolate, aprons and beautiful glass ornaments. All unique and making perfect gifts.

smart-and-gifted-v4These are just a small sample of our unique smart and gifted range with the museum logo and a Saddleworth theme.

smart-and-gifted-v3More of our unique smart and gifted range with the museum logo and a Saddleworth theme. A souvenir and reminder of your visit. Here are some mugs, coasters and tea towels. 


Our affordable toys for children are on our low table displays but if you want something a little more special for the kids please browse the upper shelves.


And to carry all your purchases why not buy one of our unique cotton bags?


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Access to the shop is free and we welcome browsers!

Don’t forget – become a Friend of the Museum and you get not only free access to the museum galleries but 5% discount on most items in our shop.