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Opening Times

Monday to Friday







Visits are by appointment only. Tours can be arranged for small groups.


Art Gallery Art Gallery
Museum Museum

Arts & Resource Centre is not open to the public at this time. We are working behind the scenes to get everything ready and will post updates as soon as we can confirm the date of re-opening.

Welcome to the Arts & Resource Centre

The Arts & Heritage Service's reserve collections are housed at the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre.

The collections include:

  • Archives
  • Art Gallery collections
  • Museum collections

The museum reserve collections are accessible to the public through organised visits, open days and to individual visitors by appointment. Staff can also help with identifying and researching items.

The archives are viewed by appointment at Local Studies, Touchstones Rochdale.

You can now also discover the Rochdale Arts & Heritage collections by searching our Online Collections Database. Currently only a selection of the collection can be searched online. This database will grow as more of our collections are digitised and our knowledge about them increases.

Please be aware that not all our collections are on display at Touchstones Rochdale at any one time and if you're coming to see a particular object, painting or document, please contact us to check beforehand.

Contact Information

Touchstones Rochdale: 01706 924492

Visitor Information Centre: 01706 924928

Email: touchstones@link4life.org 

c/o Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ

Resource Centre Access

  • Visits are by appointment only.
  • Tours can be arranged for small groups.
  • The Resource Centre is accessible for people with mobility difficulties & has disabled parking.