Natural History

Gathering Moss

The natural history collection at Gallery Oldham is much more than a store of objects; it’s an ongoing process. Over the years, many of the specimens were donated to the […]
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A Poem and Plant Specimens

Whilst exploring our collections, Patricia our natural history curator, came across this poem by the Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946)
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Moss Terrariums and Bottle Gardens

Make your own miniature garden in a bottle using mosses with artist Anthony Hall.
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Snipe Clough: Moss Trail 1

Inspired by the collectors who donated mosses to the museum, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Snipe Clough on the search for specimens.
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Park Bridge: Moss Trail 2

Inspired by mosses in Gallery Oldham’s collection, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Park Bridge on the search for new specimens.
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Daisy Nook Country Park: Moss Trail 3

Inspired by our moss collection, Anthony Hall shares his woodland trail around Daisy Nook Country Park on the search for new specimens.
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Darwin Day: Plant Snacks!

Darwin Day marks the birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin. We’re celebrating his achievements by exploring some of the plants his studied.
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