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Touchstones Activities
Touchstones Rochdale
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A pop up celebration of People’s History in Rochdale with free, fun activities and entertainment for young and old.

Featuring Audrey, the amazing mobile vintage cinema

A Cabinet of Curiosities: a sneaky peak at weird and wonderful artefacts from the Touchstones collection.
Futurescope: shape the history of our place and the transformation of Rochdale town hall.
Memories Amnesty: share your memories, scrapbooks, photo and ephemera with local history detectives.
Household Heritage: home grown history - bring along something old and interesting but not necessarily precious heirloom.
Hard Hat Heroes : Rochdale’s beautiful buildings are coming back to life – find out how.
Let’s Make History: use scrapbooking techniques to create memory bunting for future generations.
Table Top Museums: discover Rochdale’s curators, collectors and collections.
Haunted: swap tales of Rochdale’s most mysterious, unexplained and seriously scary.
The Lost & Found Societies of Recreation: a market place of Rochdale’s hobbies, clubs and societies.
The Old School Wall: bring your class photos to add to our wall of fame and spot your chums in the line ups.
Dine though the Decades: enjoy a taste of the past from a menu of dishes and drinks from bygone eras at The Baum.


Opening Times

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.

Contact Information

Main Reception: 01706 924492.   Visitor Information Centre: 01706 924928.   Email: touchstones@link4life.org 

Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ

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