A photograph of Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham is situated in the Cultural Quarter of Oldham Town Centre. It has been acquiring objects and works of art since 1883, and is one of the largest permanent collections in the northwest of England. It contains thousands of natural history specimens and archaeological artefacts as well as fine and decorative art including the Lees Collection of English Watercolours, featuring works by Constable, JR Cozens and Turner. There are also paintings by artists of the Newlyn School, works by Northern artists, including Lowry and Theodore Major, and studio ceramics.


  • Café – Yes
  • Accessible toilets – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – Yes


  • Wheelchair access: large lifts are available on both sides of the building
  • Wheelchairs are available to hire
  • There are two disabled parking spaces at the bottom of Greaves Street, next to the Gallery and Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre. There are also several spaces on the Southgate Street pay and display car park, with access to the Gallery across Southgate Street
  • Autism friendly: Gallery Oldham is an Autism friendly venue with large accessible lifts, quieter spaces and times and a variety of exhibitions to visit. For information on our quieter visiting times please call 0161 770 2073
  • Dementia friendly: all staff are Dementia friends trained. Gallery Oldham also has a Dementia trail available on the gallery
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the Gallery.
  • There is also a prayer room accessible in the library building

Getting there

By tram: the nearest tram station is Oldham Central

By bus: the nearest bus stop is Union Street/Library

By car: the nearest car park is Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre Car Park Two


Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

Telephone: 0161 770 4653

Contact: galleryoldham@oldham.gov.uk

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Accessibility information

Please call 0161 770 2073 or email: danielle.hughes@oldham.gov.uk