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

History from home

Our Visitor Experience and Operations Co-ordinator, Kate Woodward, tells us about how lockdown has encouraged her to explore the history within walking distance of her home. 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

Creating a Co-op Gig

Visitor Services Support Officer Jordan explains how and why the Trust staged a Co-operative Gig in Summer 2018 and our plans for the future. 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

New collection at Co-operative Archive

Our archivist Sophie writes about an exciting new collection donated to the Co-operative Archive. Read more

Quiz Night

Free quiz night at the Pioneers Musuem Read more

Halloween Pumpkin Crafts

Pumpkin carving and soup making at the museum for Halloween. Read more

Crafting for 'Men of Rochdale'

Take part in crafts for men based on our 1944 film, 'Men of Rochdale'. Read more

Palaeography and Calligraphy Workshop

Learn new skills at our archive and explore old handwritten records. Read more

Pioneer Wednesday: Toad Lane Science Lab 3

Take part in experiments and learn about food science with a real scientist. Read more

Pride Film Screening

Watch the 2014 film Pride and enjoy refreshments at the museum to celebrate Pride week. Read more

Pioneer Wednesday: Pride

A family event to make banners at the museum in the run up to Pride in Greater Manchester. Read more

Pioneer Wednesday: Upcycle Crafts

Free drop in activity to turn your rubbish into something brilliant! Read more

Pioneer Wednesday: Toad Lane Science Lab 2

Take part in experiments and learn about fireworks with a real scientist. Read more

Co-op History Talks

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

New Exhibition: Footprints: Co-ops and Climate

Our new exhibition at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Footprints: Co-ops and Climate, is now open! Read more

A new donation for our archive collection!

Some new material has just been offered to our archive which is related to one of the original members of the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society. Read more