Situated on Uppermill High Street, the Museum is full of intriguing
objects from the past and tells the story of the people who have
created Saddleworth's landscape and character. The museum covers
the story of the Romans at Castleshaw, the weavers in their cottages,
the woollen mills and the brass bands of Saddleworth. Changing exhibitions
highlight other different aspects of Saddleworth life from the past.
Events are organised throughout the year, including Textile Machinery
Working days, coffee mornings and craft workshops. A Farmers Market
is held here on the second Sunday of each month, selling locally
grown and produced vegetables, meat, fresh bread and pies amongst
arrays of other tempting items.
The Museum is easily accessible and family friendly with plenty
for children to do, and during the school holidays runs events especially
for children including fun activities and story telling.
The Art Gallery is situated within the Museum, exhibiting artwork
from local artists, some of which is available to buy, and also
holds various exhibitions throughout the year.
There is a small charge for entry to the Museum. Entrance to the
Art Gallery is free.
2nd Sunday each
Telling the story of Saddleworth landscape, character and history