The British Co-op and the World 3: The CWS ‘Down Under’ Part One – Australia

Co-operative historian Tony Webster explores the development of co-operation in Australia in the 20th Century, and the involvement of the Co-operative Wholesale Society. Read more

Live from Toad Lane for Heritage Open Days

Free digital tour of Rochdale Pioneers Museum for Heritage Open Days 2020. Read more

The co-op dividend - what is it?

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

Book online to visit the museum September 2020 week 1 and 2

How to book advance tickets for Rochdale Pioneers Museum 2nd- 11th September 2020 Read more

We are getting ready to re-open

Our plans to return staff to work and re-open Rochdale Pioneers Museum. Read more

Book online to visit the museum August BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

How to book a ticket to visit Rochdale Pioneers Museum on the first dates of re-opening. 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

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

Digital Quiz Night

Free digital quiz night at the Pioneers Museum Read more

Updated - OUTDOOR Halloween Pumpkin Crafts

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