Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill

Saddleworth Museum reopened on the 17th September and we went to the grand opening. Saddleworth museum is about the past of the local area, including Delph, Uppermill and even the village where I live, Marsden.

There was lots to do, like printing on bags and weaving. The lady said that the museum is run by volunteers, so I made one bag for myself and one for the museum to help out. My favourite part though was the dressing up. I dressed up as a suffragette and as a Morris dancer. I was lucky enough to get a photo of myself dressed up with some real Morris dancers who were there dancing for the grand opening.

The Museum has a family trail that you can do and once you complete the trail you can enter into a competition which is drawn every few months. The trail involves you looking for little plastic people in the displays and answering questions about the objects you see. I thought the trail was fun and it entertains you throughout the museum.

The museum also has some ancient Roman artefacts that have been found in the local areas. I really liked seeing the ancient roman ring that was found. There are also some interactive displays which I enjoyed. One of these displays involved placing cogs onto a board and spinning them around with a handle.

The museum cost £6 for a family ticket which I thought was good for the time we spent there. I think this is a good museum and I recommend it. We spent around 2 hours in the museum and there is lots of other fun stuff to do in Saddleworth, especially the local park which is a couple of minutes walk away.

I would give Saddleworth museum 8/10