Touchstones Rochdale

Polly Checkland Harding

Touchstones Rochdale is a gallery, museum, local studies centre, café and shop, all housed in one beautiful old building not far from Rochdale Town Hall. The gallery spaces encompass the Borough’s own collection, visiting contemporary art, craft and design, as well as community work. The whole place feels a little outdated, but the staff are friendly and occasional gems pop up from time to time.

The EsplanadeRochdaleOL16 1AQ View map
Telephone: 01706 924492 Visit Now

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission Charges

Free entry

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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