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Rochdale Pioneers Museum

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Rochdale History

I have lived in Rochdale for my whole life and never been so I decided to take my daughter to learn... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Pioneers, home of co-operation!

Informative and interesting - history of the start of Co-op(erative) formed in Rochdale by the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went on a trip with our local co-op and visited the pioneers museum and had such an interesting history lesson on the pioneers of the co-op and the life in Rochdale in early years - I found this very fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stéphanie C
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice little museum that tells the history of Rochdale Worth a visit if in the town.Not alot of time needs to be spent here as it just deals with the area but a time filler

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mick H
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We decided to have a run out and have a museum day on Saturday- so we headed to Rochdale to visit the Touchstone followed by the Pioneers Museum. The museum is located on a quaint preserved street in a conservation area. Very appealing on the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Loyaloldbean
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a small museum outlining the birth of the co-operative movement. I found it quite intersting but in honesty doubt if I would return. Probably of more interest to Rochdale locals.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank IAN D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a very interesting afternoon visiting this museum tucked away up a side street complete with cobbled roadway, on entering we had a very informative talk on the history after which we meandered around the exhibits, on entering the first floor we found more...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Charnocktraveller
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely visit very pleasant staff were able to answer all our questions. Displays of the history of the co-op were well presented thanks for a lovely visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank woodside455
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have lived in Rochdale for my whole life and never been so I decided to take my daughter to learn about her town's history. Both my husband and i were surprised how good it was. It was very interesting and entertaining for a family...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Diddiwench
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Informative and interesting - history of the start of Co-op(erative) formed in Rochdale by the Pioneers. Inresting talk and neat little period pub next door for light liquid and food refreshments

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank stephen167
Reviewed 2 May 2017

took grandchildren here they loved it colouring and comps plus there is a cafe that open if you want refreshments would bring my grandkids here again

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank stephwjw
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Although having been in the doldrums of late the ideals of cooperation have passed round the world. People forget that the cooperative movement supported numerous community events drama societies,libraries,brass bands and many other too numerous mention. It was also one of the few organisation to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank eric y
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