A 'hands on' museum for all the family. Full of fun activities, fascinating facts and a chance to share some cherished memories! Come and discover the borough of Rochdale's unique past and, perhaps, help shape its future
Uncover the story of a landscape shaped by glaciers, rivers, the weather, and above all, by people. From Stone Age settlers clearing the forests to sprawling mill-towns, with their roads, canals and railways.
Experience the everyday lives of those who made this area their home. From birth to death. At work, at play, at home. In peacetime and at war.
Meet the people who found fame. Learn more about our historic buildings and events. Hear the myths and legends the town has inspired.
As well as our changing exhibition spaces, we have a dedicated permanent museum which aims to tell a potted history of Rochdale in a fun and friendly way.
The museum is ideally suited to families and people with an interest in the history of Rochdale. There are interactive displays, hands on exhibits, films, audio and a wide range of objects from the Borough’s collection on display.
Touchstones Rochdale has a wide variety of volunteering opportunities and are always looking for people to come and help out.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Art Cafe: 10am-4pm. Please check during holiday periods.
FREE admission to exhibitions and some regular activities. Talks, tours, performances, workshops and special events have a cost.
Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ
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