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@Touchstones

What's On at 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, run by Pure Innovations, is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm with food served from 11am.

Where to Find Us

pdfTouchstones Rochdale - October 2014 - March 2015 brochure

pdfTouchstones Rochdale - April - September 2015 brochure

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

Current Exhibitions


Exhibitions from the borough's collections

Talking Heads - Heritage Gallery - 24 May 2014 – 18 April 2015

Portraits are brought to life in this exhibition as personal objects are explored and stories are told. Talking Heads celebrates some of the people of Rochdale who have given to the borough.

Homespun Traditions - Gallery Two - starting 21 March 2015

This exhibition looks at how traditional crafts and domestic life has been represented in art.


Exhibitions in the Community Gallery

Glennis Brierley: Celebrating A Creative Life - 21 February – 30 May 2015


Exhibitions in the Contemporary Forward programme

Touchstones Rochdale's contemporary art programme.

Claire Barclay: Over Workings - Gallery Four - starting 28 March 2015

Presented in association with Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Rana Begum - Gallery Three - starting 28 March 2015

London-based artist Rana Begum creates work which bridges the gap between sculpture and painting.

Find out more about the exhibition programme.

Art4Families Saturday Club

art4families

childrens-university-logoArt4Families Saturday Club invites children and their adult companions to explore Touchstones Rochdale's exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art & craft making activities led by trained artists and staff. Projects are suitable for a wide variety of abilities and designed specifically for those aged 5-12 years old.

Tickets cost £2 per child per workshop & accompanying adults go free, booking is essential - numbers are limited. Bookings must be made at in person at Touchstones Rochdale. Ring Touchstones Rochdale on 01706 924492 for more information (open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm).

Visit Art4Families Saturday Club for further information on forthcoming activities.