|Tuesday to Saturday||10am to 5pm|
|Sundays and Mondays (including Bank Holiday Mondays)||Closed|
Please note: We will be closed all day on Friday 20 December 2013. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
|Monday 23 December||Closed|
|Friday 27 December||10am to 5pm|
|Saturday 28 December||10am to 5pm|
|Sunday 29 December||Closed|
|Monday 30 December||Closed|
|New Year’s Eve||Closed|
|New Year’s Day||Closed|
Do I need to book?
Individuals and small groups do not need to book, just drop in during the Museum opening hours. Larger groups and schools must book in advance.
Group visits and the use of the Learning Loft can be arranged outside these times, please contact us for information.
Sometimes when the Learning Loft is being used by groups it is necessary to close the first floor to visitors. If you are travelling to the Museum from a distance please call in advance to avoid disappointment.
Occasionally the Museum closes for staff training, please see below for details.
The Toad Lane Conservation Area is a traditional cobbled street with stone kerbs and flagged pavements which aims to reflect the era of the Rochdale Pioneers.
There is level access to the doors of the Museum and a lift which enables full access to each floor. On the first floor, there is an accessible toilet.
The Museum staff will be happy to assist with any access requirements that visitors may have, please contact us.
How to find us
The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is situated in Rochdale town centre. Rochdale is easily reached by road from the M62 Motorway – Junction 20 or 21, midway between Manchester and Huddersfield. If using a Satellite Navigation please follow the brown road signs marked ‘Toad Lane Conservation Area’ once you reach Rochdale as the museum postcode is not compatible with Satellite Navigation systems.
The entrance to the Exchange Shopping Precinct car park is on Hunters Lane nearly opposite Toad Lane. See http://www.rochdaleexchange.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=42&page=Car+Park for further details and pricing.
Pay and Display car parks are also available close by off St Mary’s Gate and Hunters Lane. Disabled parking is available off Hunters Lane.
There are good rail, metrolink and bus connections to Rochdale. The bus station is a five minute walk from the museum. The railway station and metrolink stop is a 20 minute walk, alternatively you can take a taxi from outside the station to the museum for around £4. The metrolink currently only runs as far as Rochdale Railway Station but from 2014 will operate into Rochdale Town Centre. For details about all public transport journeys please use the GMPTE Journey Planner
Food is served at a number of venues close to the Museum.
There are toilet facilities at the museum, including a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.