Touchstones Rochdale offers a wide variety of exhibitions in the Heritage Gallery and the Art Gallery's four gallery spaces including those from the local community, selections from the borough's impressive art collection and work by contemporary artists.
As well as our changing exhibitions spaces, we have a permanent museum at Touchstones which aims to tell a potted history of Rochdale.
The Museum is ideally suited to visitors with an interest in the history of Rochdale or families. There are interactive exhibits, films, audios and objects from the borough’s Collection on display.
Access: Touchstones Rochdale is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs. There are three designated parking bays for blue badge holders outside the venue.
Here you will find the current and forthcoming programme. Follow this link to Events at Touchstones.
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Art Cafe 10am-4pm
21 December - September 2020 Special Display: L.S. Lowry Museum “Learning from the past, from people like the Rochdale Pioneers, helps to inform our future. L.S. Lowry pictured the proud industrial heritage of the north. The Co-op are pleased to lend these two pictures to Touchstones, not only to celebrate our 175th year, but also to help inspire us all to reimag ...Read more
14 September – 7 December, Gallery One In 2018, Maeve Rendle premiered a ‘live’ performance (What cannot be turned aside) at Touchstones. For this follow-up exhibition (Sodden) Rendle revisits this workin the new form of an installation incorporating text, sound and silence.What was previously a short time-based exploration of the alchemy of human comm ...Read more
Ongoing Exhibition, Museum As well as our changing exhibition spaces, we have a dedicated permanent museum which tells the story of the history of Rochdale in a fun and informative way. The museum is ideally suited to families and people with an interest in the history of Rochdale. There are interactive displays, hands on exhibit ...Read more