We are open to the public 1 - 4 pm every day 

(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)

There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. 

Access for disabled people, is, and will remain, one of the museum’s priorities.

Our new 2024 calendar – £7.95

See Shop Online – Saddleworth Museum for more details

– visit us or see below for more.

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

Community Gallery

Room Hire Turn left as you enter (up the stairs), or use the lift behind recption, to visit our current  free to view art exhibition. Please  ask at reception if we have an event in the community gallery.

Visitor Information

Since the withdrawal of funding we only have a limited amount of free information available.  Our reception staff may be able to help you with a specific enquiry.

The four collection galleries

learningOur reception counter staff are also here to sell admission tickets (free entry for “Friends”) for the four collection galleries, family trails (to print the latest pdf-HERE), interactives and galleries tour.

Museum Shop

See below

Every purchase you make, no matter how large or small, matters to our sustainability. We are a registered charity, (no. 528225). /home/0e

Seasonal and Promotional Products

Our 2024 calendar is now in and going fast! From time to time our shop promotes specific products for a short time only. 

Postage and Packing

A few products are fragile and “collect only” but most products purchased onsite  can be posted to a UK address at an additional cost. Please ask at reception for details.

Contact Us

If you cannot visit us you can contact the Saddleworth Museum Shop onsite by either writing to Sales c/o Saddleworth Museum, High Street Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6HS, or telephoning us on 01457 87 4093 between 1 and 4 pm, or emailing 24/7 sales@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

Museum Shop

We are near the canal towpaths of course, so you are more than welcome to just browse and maybe (if we have stocks) just buy a small packet of bird food for the ducks!

Our modern, open plan and spacious shop offers a variety of unique and locally sourced hand-crafted items.

We are proud of our “Smart and Gifted” and “Eco Friendly”  ranges especially designed for us, many with a Saddleworth’s iconic images and themes and all with our own museum logo.

Bamboo socks, jute bags, sling bags and purses.

Books, paintings and drawings (and DVDs) about Saddleworth buildings, folklore, history, landscapes and people.

Local walking guides and all other manner of visitor and tourist information.

Toys and cards all year round and seasonal items at various times of year. Many of our cards are designed for you, by our curator, with a Saddleworth themes and unique to the museum.

We also have art works from the Russel Howarth colection avaiable (see also Art Online) ….and much, much more.

Every purchase you make, no matter how large or small, matters to our sustainability. We are a registered charity, (no. 528225). /home/0e

Please Browse

Locally Crafted

Our locally crafted selection changes from time to time but is often of the highest quality. /shop/3aAprons, fudge, jams, marmalade,/shop/3a pickles and stained glass/shop/3a are featured in this browse. /shop/3aWe source these from local Saddleworth independent artisans /shop/3a/shop/3aand talented museum volunteers at affordable prices. SUPPORT LOCAL!

Smart and Gifted

Our “smart and gifted” range has been developed to present quality products with Saddleworth images and the museum logo. Our range focuses on useful items which we hope will remind you of your visit. The high quality items also make wonderful gifts! Our current range covers coasters, cotton bags, key rings, notebooks, mugs and tea towels.

Toward the end of each year we usually offer our unique smart and gifted, high-quality Christmas cards with Saddleworth images and other seasonal goodies!

Books and Paintings

We carry a variety of publications covering Saddleworth. Late in 2019 our curator, with his brother, edited “Saddleworth in Camera 1955-1966”


£7.95 (£10 incl. UK p&p)

from their late father’s extensive photograph collections. This book is currently on its first re-print, the first limited edition selling out within weeks of release. Greenfield Publication, early in 2019, published “Saddleworth Past Times”


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with profits going to the museum. We have books covering a variety of Saddleworth figures like Ammon Wrigley and the history of buildings like Heights Church /visitor-information/1aand far too many others to mention. We also have many unique prints of wonderful paintings and drawings from well know local artists. And of course, around October we launch our exclusive Saddleworth Museum Calendar.




Guides and Information

We have some of the definitive Saddleworth walk guides/visitor-information/1a and maps at reasonable prices and of course free /visitor-information/1alocal information /visitor-information/1a/visitor-information/1aas part of our visitor information centre.

Toys and Cards

We also have a good selection of low-priced gifts for children/shop/3a/shop/3a and unique “blank inside” cards /shop/3adesigned by our curator featuring unique and iconic photographs of iconic Saddleworth landmarks. Around the end of the year we launch our exclusive seasonal cards and gifts.