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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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