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Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

Saddleworth Museum High Street, Oldham OL3 6HS, England
+44 1457 874093
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Enjoyable hour looking at yesteryear

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marnie H
via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely building, well lit and airy. Attractive displays drawing you in to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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“local area” (6 reviews)
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Saddleworth Museum High Street, Oldham OL3 6HS, England
+44 1457 874093
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Marnie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank PeteandMaggie
Reviewed 15 August 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

1  Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank Kaycee J
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 31 May 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

1  Thank Peakwoman
Reviewed 19 April 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

1  Thank Dot G
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The revamped Saddleworth museum is a joy to visit ! A real example of a museum done well! Great exhibits, friendly staff

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Took my 8 year old Granddaughter here yesterday and is well worth the admission £6 for a family ticket of 4. Very interesting with regards to the area we live in, my granddaughter was especially interested in the Roman history of the area as she...More

2  Thank thomas038
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A great visit - we discovered it had re-opened and popped in for a look. Great exhibition, informative and well illustrated. Very enjoyable and the ladies behind the desk were lovely chatty people. Took my father and stepmother there yesterday but unfortunately it hadn't opened...More

2  Thank Heather N
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