Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service holds a richly varied collection of thousands of works of art and museum artefacts of regional and national significance.
The collection belongs to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, but since 2007 has been cared for by Link4Life's Arts & Heritage Service on behalf of the council.
The collection is primarily displayed at Touchstones Rochdale, formerly known as Rochdale Art Gallery. The collection is Arts Council England Accredited, (Accreditation number for Touchstones Rochdale is 1534). There are satellite cases showing some of the collection at Middleton Arena and the Heywood Sports Village. When not on display, the objects are stored and cared for at the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre.
We aim to raise the profile of the Borough through delivering and supporting an exciting cultural programme, including exhibitions, events and activities and through Visitor Information. To find out more please visit our Events page.
There are many other museums and art galleries across the Borough of Rochdale including:
- Rochdale Pioneers Museum
- Littleborough Coach House & Heritage Centre
- Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum.
Art Cafe: 10am-4pm
Christmas hours: Closing at 3pm on Saturday 24 and 31 December 2016. Closed on: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 December 2016 & Monday 2 January 2017. Open as normal on 28-30 December 2016 and from 3 January 2017
Touchstones Rochdale has a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and are always looking for people to come and help out.