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Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Local History

An excellent way to find out about our Industrial Heritage. Very enjoyable way to spend an... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Oldham, United Kingdom
Enjoyable hour looking at yesteryear

A pleasant reasonably priced place of interest to visit. Filled with historical exhibits relating... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Marnie H
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Saddleworth Museum High Street, Oldham OL3 6HS, England
+44 1457 874093
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

This museum has recently been renovated with an abstention and upgraded but it is still a relatively small museum. This museum shows a little bit of local history and with there not being that much history like you would get with a city there isn't...More

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed January 5, 2018

An excellent way to find out about our Industrial Heritage. Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The exhibits are good and they have tried to make it more child friendly. Lovely Building

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Brought my 7 year old son here one rainy day as it's not a million miles from me to see what it is like after the place has been done up with think lottery money. Not a massive museum but situated near the canal were...More

2  Thank Stevensnailham
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

A pleasant reasonably priced place of interest to visit. Filled with historical exhibits relating to Saddleworth, building the railways, canals and textile mills in the area, together with a snapshot of life in those times, modes of transport ( Penny farthings and Francis Barnet to...More

1  Thank Marnie H
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely building, well lit and airy. Attractive displays drawing you in to look, experience and think! Lots behind glass because they have to be conserved but plenty to touch too. I especially liked the personal stories behind many of the displays, well...More

2  Thank PeteandMaggie
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Local museums like this one are so important as, without them, so much local information would be lost to the general public as the bigger city museums wouldn't be interested in many of the exhibits. They are also important because they are local and help...More

2  Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

This museum is central to the town well laid out but a little sterile since it was refurbished. Very much catering towards families rather than those interested in local history. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know. There is an art gallery on the...More

1  Thank Kaycee J
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

It's only small, but packed with lots to see. There are dressing up areas for children and a quiz for them to do as they go around Small entrance fee and free parking within the area.

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Very reasonably priced, extremely interactive and informative museum about the local area and industry. From textile producing machinery, looms, to local history, Stanedge Tunnel and reproduced Victorian kitchen, living room and loo! As we are small adults we fitted the children larger dressing up clothes...More

2  Thank Peakwoman
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Many shops and attractions are closed on Easter Sunday but I was pleased to find Museum open. It has recently been extensively revamped and is now very user friendly. I am disabled and the lift ensured me access to all areas including the Art Gallery....More

2  Thank Dot G
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