Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery

Registered Charity Number: 528225
Oldham, Greater Manchester

We are a registered charity and remain committed to fostering interest about, preserving, interpreting and displaying what we can of Saddleworth’s history.  We are also involved with many aspects of community life, including education, provide a venue for local groups as a community resource and we provide a visitor information service. The fabric of our premises is in urgent need of a major refurbishment and update. Last year, following our third attempt, we finally succeeded in obtaining Heritage Lottery Funding to carry out the development work for the project which would include a major redisplay of the museum exhibitions, disabled access, new shop / reception and improved storage for our collections. This is a major investment and requires that we obtain match funding ourselves up to the value of £100,000.


Please request a donation document and a addressed envelope for use to return your donation . If you do have any questions please contact us by visiting the museum, asking to speak to the curator (or a trustee although we may not always be on site). You could also visit our website, “News” page at, contact the curator, Peter Fox, on, post your questions to the Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, OL3 6HS or telephone us on 01457 874093

The museum opened in 1962 and this is a personal message from our founder.

Like us all as we grow older, the museum site is in urgent need of a major refurbishment and update. To this end Heritage Lottery Funding has finally been obtained and we now require your help to contribute to our match funding project before our plans can be made a reality. Any response to our appeal, no matter how large or small, to take the museum into the future in good health would be most appreciated. 

                                      Yours faithfully,

                                                                     Roger Tanner MBE DL                                                                                                                

We value your attention and sincerely hope you are able to support the museum in the match funding project we are undertaking to take us into the future.


Yours sincerely

Signed for, and on behalf of, the trustees

Contact Us

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery High Street
Greater Manchester

Phone: 01457 874093

53.547165709629, -2.0070098527232

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