WALK WITH US... IF YOU DARE!

Join us for a tour through the most unsettling side of the town. 

Follow our ghostly guide and take a journey into the shadowy past of Oldham. Discover tales of paranormal activity, bodysnatchers, witchcraft and haunted locations.

Our unique ghost walk will challenge your fears as we take you on an incredible journey of terror, mystery and intrigue.

We promise to capture your imagination and inspire your mind. Our stories are genuine, authentic and spooky, exploring the haunted spots of Oldham. 

  • We recommend the use of headphones for this GHOSTLY experience.

THE OLDHAM GHOST TRAIL BEGINS HERE:-

THE OLD MUSEUM

GREAVES STREET

OLDHAM 

OL1 1DN

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OUTSIDE THE OLD MUSEUM, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES ON AND PLAY THE FIRST STORY!

Ghost Story 1 - The Old Museum

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Facing Positive Steps with THE OLD MUSEUM behind you
  • Turn left, walk towards Gallery Oldham
  • At the silver bollards, turn left
  • Opposite the Gallery’s entrance, turn left through the garden
  • On exiting the garden, turn right

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OUTSIDE THE OLD LIBRARY, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 2 - The Old Library

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • With the Old Library on your right
  • Using the crossing, safely cross the main road
  • On the other side, turn right
  • Take an immediate left onto Retiro St.
  • Walk down Retiro St

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OPPOSITE ‘GRILL AT NO.20’ (IN THE OPEN SPACE) PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 3 - The Empire Theatre

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Walk the rest of the way up Retiro St. 
  • Turn right at the top of Retrio St.
  • Walk down the main road
  • Cross safely, just before the Coliseum on the far side of the road
  • Walk up to outside the Coliseum

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OUTSIDE ‘OLDHAM COLISEUM’, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 4 - Oldham Coliseum Theatre

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Turn around and come back down to the main pavement
  • Turn right, carefully crossing the intersplicing roads
  • Cross St Mary’s Way
  • Turn right before Oldham Bargains
  • Turn left at Church St.
  • WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED ON THE PAVEMENT AT THE FOOT OF CHURCH STREET, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 5 - Church Street

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Walk down Church St. (cobbled!) until the church is on your right
  • Go up the church steps

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED AT THE TOP OF THE CHURCH STEPS, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 6 - Oldham Parish Church

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Walk along the left-hand side of the church
  • Go through the small gate on your left
  • Walk down Church Lane

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED HALF WAY DOWN CHURCH LANE, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 7 - Church Lane

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • At the end of Church Lane, cross safely and turn right
  • Turn left at the street sign
  • Walk to the very end of this street, past Halifax and the markets

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED ON THE CORNER OF HENSHAW STREET (FACING THE SNIPE INN), PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 8 - Henshaw Street

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Turn left
  • At Home Bargains, turn right
  • Before the zebra crossing, turn left
  • Walk past Spindles and down the steps to George Square

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED IN GEORGE SQUARE, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 9 - George Square

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Continue down the hill to the road
  • Turn right
  • Take an immediate left, crossing the road safely into the opposite alleyway

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED AT THE END OF THE ALLEYWAY, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 10 - Jackson Pit

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Walk further down the alleyway PAST THE LAMPPOST
  • Turn left out of the alleyway
  • Turn left onto the pavement

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OUTSIDE THE GEORGE STREET CHAPEL, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 11 - George Street Chapel

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Turn around, walk down the hill away from the Chapel and Spindles

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED ON THE PAVEMENT AT THE MAIN ROAD, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

Ghost Story 12 - The Gaumont

NOW TAKE YOUR HEADPHONES OFF AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT STORY!

  • Turn left and walk down Union St (the main road)
  • When Oldham Music Centre/the Lyceum building is on your left, turn right and safely cross at the crossing
  • Once across the road, turn left
  • Cross OVER Greaves St

WHEN YOU’RE SAFELY POSITIONED OUTSIDE THE OLD POST OFFICE, PUT YOUR HEADPHONES BACK ON AND PLAY THE NEXT STORY!

©2017 Oldham Theatre Workshop.
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