Saddleworth Museum & Art Gallery

High Street





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Contact details: Peter Fox


Date of visit: TBA


Nature and extent of collection


A collection of objects relating to the history of the Saddleworth area. The numismatic collection is mainly focused on the history of Saddleworth Bank.



All numbers below are estimated


Paper money: A collection of banknotes, bank printing plates and other material related to the history of Saddleworth Bank

Paranumismatica: A small collection

Other: A small collection of miscellaneous objects

Specific strengths: Banknotes and other material related to the history of Saddleworth Bank.


Library: N/A





Database used: ADLIB


Proportion of collection on database: 90%


How much detail in database entries?


Are images incorporated? Some records include images.


Is the database accessible to the public? No.


Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? No.





Are there permanent numismatic displays?


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays?


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions?


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what?



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility?


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.)



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection?


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions?


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures?


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections?



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries?



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas?


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums?