Jobs and volunteering - Archivist Role

Job opportunities and information about volunteering with us. Read more

Our new virtual visit is live!

Our virtual visit to Rochdale Pioneers Museum is now available to rent on demand. Read more

Rochdale Pioneers Virtual Visit

Download our virtual visit to watch from wherever you are and make a direct contribution to our charity. Read more

Museum Opening Times

The museum is open to the general public Wednesdays to Saturdays 10:30am-4pm in 2022. We can take bookings for groups and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays in addition to normal public open days. Read more

Society Stories 2 - Long Eaton

A CHT Blog post about the Long Eaton Co-operative Society Read more

Focus Groups for Heritage

We are inviting people to comment on or be involved with making decisions about the objects we show and the stories we tell. Read more

A fishy story

A CHT blog post about the marketing and importance of fish in the history of co-ops. Read more

Wood - Isn't it good?

A CHT blog post about CWS co-operative furniture. Read more

Paine's Advice to America

A CHT blog post based on a document from our Archive Collections. Read more

CWS in Sierra Leone

A CHT blog post about the Co-operative Wholesale Society's deputation to Sierra Leone in 1913. Read more

Examining everyday colonialism in our collections

A CHT blog post looking at the topic of colonialist language and bias in the collections of the Co-operative Archive. Read more

Archiving at arms length

Discover how the Co-operative Heritage Trust remotely recruited archival volunteers and embarked on a programme of digitisation during the Covid-19 crisis. Try your hand at some transcription yourself. Read more

The co-op dividend - what is it?

CHT blog post explaining the dividend and how it works today. Read more

Virtual visits for schools

A new offer of virtual school visits Read more

Lift up your banners - working class ritual objects

A CHT blog post looking at items from our collection which relate to collectivised protest. Read more

Memorials for a movement

CHT blog post written in response to the June 2020 discussions around public memorials and controversial presentations of history. Read more

The Story of the Co-operative Women's Guild

Kate Woodward looks at the fascinating history of the Co-operative Women's Guild and the impact they made from 1883-2016. Read more

The British Co-op and the World 1: New York, New York!

Co-operative historian Tony Webster describes the success of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in New York in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read more

From the tongue of a Goliath boot

A creative writing piece by Trust Manager Liz McIvor. A poem from the perspective of a pair of CWS Goliath brand boots in our collection. Read more

Our Museum Buddy story with Ancient House Museum

Kate Woodward talks us through our Museum Buddy project with Ancient House Museum, Norfolk, and what we have learnt. Read more

Diary of a CWS Penguin brand umbrella

A creative writing piece exploring the Manchester Blitz of December 1940 through the eyes of a CWS Penguin umbrella. Read more