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.
Whether you are visiting our exhibitions, just passing by or meeting up with friends - why not come along and have a relaxing cup of coffee and sample our wholesome menu at Art Cafe. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
Click here to download the Access Statement for Touchstones Rochdale.
Touchstones Rochdale is the award winning Arts and Heritage Centre with something special for everyone.
Thursday 27 October 2016
Time: 7pm FREE
We’re really pleased to announce the opening of our brand new café. Come along to celebrate this occasion with food, drink, performances and merriment. The Art Café is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm, at Touchstones Rochdale, serving a wide selection of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.
With free wi-fi and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends, meet colleagues, or simply relax after looking around exhibitions and displays.
Sunday 9 October 2016
Venue: Touchstones Rochdale
All arts and crafts activities are FREE. No booking required - just turn up.
Come along to our Magic Day. Why not come along dressed as your favourite magical character? From mask making, storytelling, magical art and craft activities there’s so much for the whole family to enjoy together.
M6 Theatre Company presents Mavis Sparkle
Written and Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield and Dot Wood
Time: 11am & 2pm
Cost: £3, no booking required, pay on the day | Duration: 45 minutes (approx)
With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, no wonder there’s more to Mavis than meets the eye! A feather duster in one hand and a few tricks up her sleeve, our chatty cleaner is moving ever closer to making her dreams come true. With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket and a nice cup of tea, Mavis is on a journey north to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes. M6’s cosmic production mixes illusion, animation and laughter inspiring us all to dust away doubts, follow our dreams and reach for the stars!
For ages 4+ and families.
"Enchanting...a treasure trove of delights" The Stage
Although Santa will be very busy preparing for Christmas Eve, Touchstones Rochdale has managed to convince him to take a couple days off to visit the Museum. Meet the elves who will help you have some creative fun.
Place a wish on the Christmas tree before meeting Santa in his magical Grotto. Each child will receive a gift to take home.
Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Suitable for all ages.
Saturday 3 December 2016: 10.15am-4pm
Saturday 10 December 2016: 1pm-4pm
Saturday 17 December 2016: 1pm-4pm (45mins slots - last booking at 4pm)
Venue: Touchstones Rochdale
To book: ring 01706 924928, or pop in to Touchstones Rochdale.
Cost: £8 per child includes, gift, craft activity and no queues!
Please note we are unable to change bookings once they have been made or to offer refunds due to Santa’s popularity.
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.