We hope to open to the public (by appointment only) on one weekend late December
(except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)
Access for the disabled,
Many apologies this service is not available today
Our friendly reception counter staff and volunteers are here to help you with all your enquiries.
Our reception counter staff are here to sell tickets for your gallery admissions, family trails, assist you with visitor information and welcome you to browse in our shop and help you with your purchases.
We are near the canal towpaths of course, so you are more than welcome to just browse and maybe 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” range especially designed for us, many with a Saddleworth’s iconic images and themes and all with our own museum logo.
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.
And much, much more.
Every purchase you make, no matter how small, matters to our sustainability. We are a registered charity, (no. 528225).
Our locally crafted selection changes from time to time but is often of the highest quality. Aprons, fudge, jams, marmalade, pickles and stained glass are featured in this browse. We source these from local Saddleworth independent artisans and 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”
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”
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 and 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 and maps at reasonable prices and of course free local information as part of our visitor information centre.
Toys and Cards
We also have a good selection of low-priced gifts for children and unique “blank inside” cards designed 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.
Seasonal and Promotional Products
From time to time our shop promotes specific products for a short time only. These items would normally also be available through our online shopping basket but whilst that is in development please contact us for a postage and packing quote should you be unable to visit our shop.
Saddleworth Museum and Gallery
High Street Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6HS
Call us on 01457 87 4093 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org