Who’s afraid of Contemporary Art – Rochdale Arts Centre

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Who’s afraid of Contemporary Art – Rochdale Arts Centre

Contemporary Art at the Rochdale Arts Centre

Have you always felt a little mystified by recent developments in art? Join one of our Art Gallery team for a chance to take a closer look at some of the key contemporary works in our current exhibitions. Continue the discussion over a cuppa and a cake in The Art Café with 25% discount for attendees.

Welcome to Touchstones Rochdale – Museum, Cafe & Art Gallery

Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough’s Arts and Heritage Centre and includes:

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We want everyone to enjoy their visit to Touchstones Rochdale. If you have special requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to help you.

Touchstones Rochdale is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs including an accessible toilet. There are three designated parking bays for blue badge holders outside the centre. Collapsible seats are available for use in the galleries and there is a lift available. Induction loop facilities are available in various locations in the building.

We are always looking to improve the service we provide our visitors please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions.

Click here to to download the Access Statement for Touchstones Rochdale.

Venue hire

It is possible to hire spaces in Touchstones Rochdale for events, meetings, private functions, dinners and much more. For information about the spaces, including our 100 capacity event space, please click here to see the venue hire page.

Art Cafe in Rochdale

Why not come and relax in our cafe with our wide variety of drinks and snacks available.  Perfect for a social meeting or to keep you going as you take a look around our museum and art gallery.

Where to find us

We are located close to Rochdale town centre approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from Rochdale Interchange and Metrolink and 10 minutes from Rochdale Railway Station. 10 minutes drive from J20-M62. Cycle parking is available outside the Centre with Pay & Display car parking available close by.


August 26 2017


Date: August 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre (Gallery & Museum)

The Esplanade,
Rochdale, OL16 1AQ United Kingdom

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01706 924492

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