Gallery Talks and Tours

We’re so please to restart our regular Gallery Talks and Tours, so that we can welcome visitors into Gallery Oldham however we will also continue to provide some online talks for our wider audiences. You do not need to book any of the onsite talks however if you would like to join one of our online talks you will need to book in advance.

Each month there’ll be a new topic to explore; by taking part you’ll be supporting your local heritage and cultural sector. Talks are free, informal and last around 45 minutes with time for discussion afterwards.

Gallery Talks


Wednesday 12 October, 2pm

To get ready for the start of the Rugby League World Cup, join Michael Turner of the Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust onsite to explore our rugby collections.


Wednesday 16 November, 2pm

Join our natural history curator onsite to learn more about local habitats in our Oldham Stories exhibition.


Wednesday 14 December, 2pm

As the Football World Cup draws to a close, find out more onsite about the career of Oldham’s Walter Winterbottom in our foyer display.


Wednesday 25 January, 2pm

Take a closer look onsite at the images and objects found in the polluted waters of Our Plastic Ocean.


Wednesday 22 February, 2pm

Join cartoonist Tony Husband onsite as he shares stories from his career and gives a guided tour of his exhibition.


Wednesday 22 March, 2pm

Join onsite Alan Fowler and Terry Wyke, authors of Mirth at the Mill: The Gradely World of Sam Fitton, to hear more about his hilarious cartoons.


Wednesday 19 April, 2pm

Take a closer look at Sam Fitton’s writing in the context of the Cotton Factory Times and Lancashire working-class dialect writing onsite with Professor Mike Sanders.