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Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

Open Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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A Trip Down Memory Lane

We visited you on January 2nd with my elderly mother in law. She talked constantly as we walked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
t1eck
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Nuremberg, Germany
Local history

It's not a big museum and most things are behind glass. Strong points are the theme of the... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Saddleworth Museum High Street, Oldham OL3 6HS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited you on January 2nd with my elderly mother in law. She talked constantly as we walked through the museum, about memories of her childhood and beyond. Thank you so much for your patience. You truly helped make our visit special.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

It's not a big museum and most things are behind glass. Strong points are the theme of the industrial revolution. The canal is close by which created the transport for goods into Manchester and beyond.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

So today me and my partner and two year old child (who is potty training!) asked the member of staff at the museum if we could possibly use the toilet facilities due to our child having had an accident. We did not plan to visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was my first visit to the museum, even though I live locally. My wife and granddaughters have been before. I was very impressed. While it is not a very large museum it is much larger than it looks from the outside. Good for anyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

It has been a while since I visited and the changes made in the meantime are impressive. The exhibits give a genuine feel for the past and present of Saddleworth and the artefacts bear witness to the long history, industry, poetry and art of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank stevensA9246DG
Reviewed 5 January 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Stevensnailham
Reviewed 13 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Marnie H
Reviewed 24 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank PeteandMaggie
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