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The Weavers Factory is a Grade II-listed contemporary art gallery in Saddleworth with a gift shop, workshop, tea bar, garden and two galleries. We launch a new art exhibition on the first weekend of every month and hold weekly creative workshops in our Loom Shop Gallery

13 New Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, OL3 6AU
10am - 4pm, Thursday to Sunday


Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June 2019

This weekend we’ll be exclusively previewing Alec Greenhalgh’s ‘Oral History of Whit Friday’. Recorded in the 1980s and never before heard, people from Saddleworth talk about Whit Friday in the 1900s. "Those days it were tea, not coffee", "You could never get it into the thick head of Oldhamers that Whit Monday was Trinity Monday".

The North West Sound Heritage is a lottery-funded project supported by the British Library, Manchester City Library and Manchester City Council. We'd like to thank David Govier for giving us the opportunity to play these recordings in public for the very first time.



Our Grade-II listed building is located in the centre of Uppermill, Greater Manchester. We are just seven miles from the city centre and less than an hour from Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Bradford and Preston. The gallery is easily accessible by both car and public transport. 

Car: Free parking is available in the adjacent New Street Car Park, the nearby Saddleworth Pool and at five other car parks in the centre of Uppermill. (NB: New Street itself is a busy street with a 30-minute limit so please park in the neighbouring streets without time limits)

Train: Manchester Piccadilly to Greenfield (19-min), then 10-minute walk to the gallery Click here
Leeds to Greenfield (48-min), then 10-minute walk to the gallery Click here

Bus: 180 & 184 (Manchester and Huddersfield) Click here
350 (Ashton-under-Lyne) Click here
352 (Holmfirth) Click here

Disabled access: Unfortunately, due to our building being Grade-II listed, we were unable to receive planning permission to install a lift in the building. Ground floor street access is also restricted due to the nature of the building’s relationship to the streetscape. Our entrance has an 8-inch step leading to a 36-inch wide public footpath, making a ramp installation impossible.

Curator Julian Bovis email
Manager Nigel Durkan email
Patron Joan Charnley


Our inaugural creative education programme includes creative workshops from some of the country's finest tutors, including courses on textiles, jewellery, sewing, photography, banner-making and illustration


On the first weekend of each month we launch a brand new solo art exhibition, our 2019 programme includes photographer Simon Buckley, pop artist Sina Sparrow and furniture design graduates Jack and Ivon