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

Why I became a trustee

New trustee Heather Roberts explains how the National Co-operative Archive inspired her to become a trustee for the Co-operative Heritage Trust. Read more

Help us change! Take the survey

Follow the link to our survey - it will help us design how we do things differently. Read more

Crisis Collection: Calling all Co-ops!

The Co-operative Heritage Trust is seeking to record the unique coronavirus situation and its impact upon co-operatives for posterity in its collection. Read more

Co-op History Talks

We offer talks on the history of the co-operative movement here at Holyoake House. Read more

Accessibility Information

Information about our accessibility at Rochdale Pioneers Museum. Read more

Plan your visit UPDATED for WINTER 2020

Currently unable to be open to the public Winter 2020. Read more

For schools - Updated for Autumn 2020

We have a programme of activities for school groups at all key stages as well as for SEN pupils. Read more

Governance

The Co-operative Heritage Trust is an independent charity registered 1121610. It is run by a board of trustees for the continuance of the trust's mission to share the heritage of the co-operative movement in the UK for the benefit of society. Read more

Robert Owen Collection

The Robert Owen correspondence collection is recognised by UNESCO as internationally significant. Read more

Jobs and volunteering

Job opportunities and information about volunteering with us. Read more

Women's Outlook Magazine

The women's outlook magazine is one of our most frequently requested collections. Find out more about what we hold here. Read more