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What's On at Middleton Arena

What's On at Middleton Arena

Events for everyone at the Arena - from comedy to live music and theatre

Heywood Civic Centre

Heywood Civic Centre

Coming soon - Supernaturalist David Holt, Soul & Motown Nites, Chris Connor as Elvis and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.



Low cost fitness classes and sports for adults across the Rochdale borough

Fitness memberships - July 2015

Gym, Swim, Class - we've got something for everyone! Memberships from only £19.50 per month.

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Visitor Information

Set beneath hills and wild moorland at the edge of the Pennines, the borough's beautiful landscape is dissected by tranquil waterways and lakes where you can explore a world of adventure. There's an absorbing heritage to discover too.

What's On at Touchstones Rochdale

Exhibitions at Touchstones Rochdale

Glennis Brierley: Celebrating A Creative Life - 21 February – 30 May 2015
Homespun Traditions - Gallery Two - until 15 March 2016
Claire Barclay: Over Workings - Gallery Four - until 13 June 2015
Rana Begum - Gallery Three - until 13 June 2015

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Bank Holiday Fridays 12noon-4.30pm

More about Touchstones Rochdale and how to get there

What's On at Touchstones Rochdale

What to See and Do 

Services available include:

  • Accommodation advice
  • Local area information on family friendly activities, heritage attractions, walking, cycling and countryside events, shopping and eating out.
  • Visitor guides and holiday information across the UK
  • Tickets for local theatre productions and local events. 
  • Group Travel - Visitor Information can help you decide which attractions to visit, make the bookings for you, arrange coach parking for your visit to Rochdale town centre and suggest places to eat and drink. For more infomation visit our.

The centre is also the starting point for the Rochdale Heritage Trail. Pick up a leaflet and discover the fascinating built heritage of Rochdale town centre.

pdfRochdale Heritage Trail

pdfRochdale Blue Plaques

pdfRochdale Blue Plaques Map

pdfGuided Walks & Tours in the Borough of Rochdale 2015

Take a virtual tour around Rochdale Town Hall.

Other facilities at Touchstones Rochdale include: 

Cafe Life

Café Life is closed temporarily because our Café Operator, Pure Innovations, has decided to withdraw from operating the Café. We are actively investigating options and will keep you informed of developments. Thank you for your understanding.


The shop at Touchstones Rochdale stocks local history publications and maps, local souvenirs and postcards, local crafts and jewellery, unique gifts, children's pocket money toys and much more.

Free Internet Access

Come along and surf the net with free Internet access available to visitors.

Visit Rochdale

The Borough of Rochdale has a selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you prefer a large hotel in the centre of a town to a cosy B&B. Alternatively if you love the great outdoors the area has some excellent campsites to choose from.

For accommodation details and other sites of interest please visit the links below:

Countryside Accomodation


Guest Accommodation and Bed & Breakfast


  • Hunters Rest 66 Syke Road, Syke, Rochdale OL12 9TD
  • The Rake Blackstone Edge Old Road, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 0JX

Self Catering

Travel Accomodation