The museum opened in 1962 and is housed in the outbuildings of the Victoria Mill, a 19th-century mill building which stood beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Its collections show the history of Saddleworth, which until 1974 local government reorganisation was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. As of April 2016 the museum is being refurbished and there is a temporary cabin in place while work on the building continues; re-opening is planned for later in 2016.
- Official website
- Charity Commission. Saddleworth Museum, registered charity no. 528225.
- 18 paintings from the museum at BBC Your Paintings