Directions and Parking

IMG_0997 - CopyWe are located in Rochdale Town Centre, in the Toad Lane Conservation Area, just off Hunter’s Lane and St Mary’s Gate (A58). We are a five minute walk (0.4 miles) from the Rochdale Transport Interchange (bus and Metrolink). We are a 20 minute walk (1 mile) or five minute taxi ride from Rochdale Train Station (cost around £4). Follow the black fingerpost signs if walking from the Transport Interchange or Train Station.

Take care when using our postcode! The Museum postcode will take you to the wrong location. If driving to the Museum watch out for the brown tourist signs saying ’Toad Lane Conservation Area’ rather than following sat nav. If using an online map or smartphone map app put ‘Rochdale Pioneers Museum’ as your destination rather than the postcode.


There is no onsite parking. The nearest car park is in the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre, on Hunter’s Lane opposite the Museum, sat nav OL16 1BA. The Reed Hill car park is also only 100m away and offers three hours of free parking. Find out more about the three hours free parking offered at all town centre car parks operated by Rochdale Council. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available in Rochdale Town Centre, the closest being in the Hunter’s Lane Service Area, 100m away, sat nav OL16 1YL.

See the GMPTE Journey Planner for public transport journey information.

Download map of Rochdale Town Centre (the Rochdale Pioneers Museum is in the top left)