Rochdale OL16 1AQ
Tel: 01706 924492
Fax: 01706 924944
Museum Opening Hours:
Mon - Closed
Tue – 10.00am-5.00pm
Wed – 10.00am -5.00pm
Thu – 10.00am – 5.00pm
Fri – 10.00am-5.00pm
Sat – 10.00am-5.00pm
Sun – Closed
How to find us:
All areas of the Museum and Art Gallery are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs
ABOUT THIS MUSEUM
Touchstones Rochdale is the borough's exciting Arts and Heritage Centre which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. Originally opened as a public library in 1884 with the addition of an art gallery in 1903, Touchstones Rochdale has something for everyone with a busy changing programme of exhibitions and events.
Touchstones Rochdale brings together:
Museum – find out all about Rochdale borough’s heritage from famous faces to the lives of ordinary people.
Art Gallery – see a wide variety of exhibitions in the four gallery spaces including those from the local community, selections from the borough’s impressive art collection and work by contemporary artists.
Heritage Gallery – a space for themed exhibitions from the museum collections
Local Studies Centre – discover the past for yourself first hand through records, photographs and maps of Rochdale
Education Service – lively workshop programme for schools, families, young people and adults
Visitor Information Centre – find out more about local, regional and national attractions
Shop – a range of souvenirs, cards, local crafts, jewellery, books and pocket money gifts for children
Touchstones Rochdale particularly welcomes families and many of the exhibitions and displays involve hands-on elements for younger visitors.
For information on our Exhibitions and Events programme visit the main website: