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Touchstones Rochdale

Touchstones Rochdale is a great place to visit with something for all ages - and ideal for families with hands on activities in a child-friendly environment. Entry is free and it is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Here you’ll find - all under one roof - the Art Gallery, Museum, Local Studies Centre, Visitor Information Centre and Shop.

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.

Click here to download the Access Statement for Touchstones Rochdale.

Where to Find Us

Touchstones Rochdale is the award winning Arts and Heritage Centre with something special for everyone.

Exhibitions & Events October 2015-March 2016

View or download our digital brochure.


Guided Walks & Tours in the Borough of Rochdale 2015

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 fascinating heritage.

The borough of Rochdale includes the towns of Heywood, Littleborough and Middleton, each with their own unique flavour and attractions. Here you'll enjoy a lovely area with beautiful historic gems. With award winning restaurants and bars, and surrounded by stunning countryside, the borough of Rochdale is a great place to discover.

Based at Touchstones Rochdale, the Arts and Heritage Centre, our Visitor Information Centre's friendly staff can provide you with information on local walks and tours, as well as events, attractions and accommodation.

Download the pdfGuided Walks & Tours of the Borough of Rochdale 2015.


Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery

For many years the Friends have been helping the Art Gallery to conserve and acquire paintings for the Collection. Talks by invited speakers about historic and contemporary art and craft are held most months with the occasional trip to visit other art collections. For further information click here.