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Opening times

Our opening hours are Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm. 

To keep our staff and visitors safe you’ll notice some changes when you visit.

  • There is now a one-way system to guide visitors through the building.
  • We are limiting the number of people in our individual spaces.
  • Visitors will be encouraged to wear a face covering when in our building.

Admission is free! We have a shop, cafe, large lifts, accessible toilets, and baby changing facilities.

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Latest News

  • Moss Terrariums and Bottle Gardens

    Make your own miniature garden in a bottle using mosses with artist Anthony Hall.

  • Snipe Clough: Moss Trail 1

    Inspired by the collectors who donated mosses to the museum, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Snipe Clough on the search for specimens.

  • Park Bridge: Moss Trail 2

    Inspired by mosses in Gallery Oldham’s collection, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Park Bridge on the search for new specimens.

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Exhibitions

We have four large exhibition spaces plus a community gallery. We take an innovative and unique approach to exhibition programming, bringing together what were once separate museum and gallery services.

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What's on at the Gallery

What's On

There is always plenty happening at Gallery Oldham! Check the calendar to see forthcoming talks and tours, art and craft courses, family activities, cinema showings and other events.

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Our Collections

Our collections include over 12,000 social history items, 3,000 works of art, 80,000 natural history specimens, 15,000 photographs and a large number of books, pamphlets and documents.

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Lockdown museum

Oldham's Lockdown Museum

Oldham's Lockdown Museum is a new digital project to collect a snapshot of what life is like in our local area during the Covid-19 pandemic. Share your stories, pictures and films.

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Children and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities for all the family from our GO Baby and GO Explorers sessions, Super Saturday workshops and free activities in the school holidays and more....

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About OMA

OMA

Learn about OMA our exciting new Arts & Heritage centre which will open at the end of 2021. OMA brings together the work of Gallery Oldham, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Arts Development and Oldham Local Studies and Archives into one exciting shared venue.

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Take Part

Arts, Heritage, Libraries and Music Service have got together to create Take Part, an online space that makes it easy to see what creative activities you can be involved in.

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Oldham Local Studies

Explore your family history; find out how Oldham has changed with the development of new communities; uncover the story of Oldham from village to cotton capital of the world.

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