Visit Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre – Rochdale – Art Gallery, Museum & More

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An award winning Arts & Heritage Centre with an Art Gallery, Museum, Visitor Information Centre & Local Studies Centre & Cafe.

Just two minutes walk from the town centre shopping and is convenient for car parks and public transport. Nearby attractions include Rochdale Town Hall and the Pioneer Museum. Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young a chance to share some cherished memories! Come and discover Rochdale’s past and, perhaps, help shape its future.

Here you’ll find all under one roof:

  • Art Gallery
  • Museum
  • Local Studies Centre
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Shop
  • Art Cafe

There is free parking in Rochdale town centre for up to 3 hours, visit Rochdale Borough Council website for further details and maps.

See the calendar of events, exhibitions, workshops and regular weekly events. Follow the links for further details.


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors – Visually impaired
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)
  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • School sessions also available

View the full guide of what’s on at Touchstones:

More information about Greater Manchester Museums can be found via:

November 29 2017


Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An event every 3 days that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 31, 2020

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Cost: Free
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Borough Rochdale
Age 05 to 10, 11 to 15, 16 to 18, 18 and over (Adult), All ages
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Event Info No booking required - just turn up. Onsite Café now open. @Touchstones
Audience Family Fun for all ages. School holidays session suitable for ages 5-12 years


Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre (Gallery & Museum)

The Esplanade,
Rochdale, OL16 1AQ United Kingdom

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01706 924492

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