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


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

Visit the archive

We are in central Manchester. Open by appointment Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00 Contact us at [email protected] or by phone on 0161 214 0861. Read more

Search the Archive

Search our collections online via the Archives Hub. Contact us by email or telephone for assistance and to make an appointment. Read more

Our history

The Co-operative Heritage Trust was formed in 2007 to bring the Museum and Archive service together for the benefit of heritage audiences. Read more

Hire our space

You can hire our space in the museum for your event, meeting, training or enterprise. Read more

For schools

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

Who we are

We are an independent charitable trust which manages the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and National Co-operative Archive in Manchester. Read more

The difference we make

We aim to make a difference in supporting people to learn through experiences and access to our stories and resources. Read more

Plan your visit

Open (free) Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 – 16:00 Open for booked groups and schools Monday – Friday. Closed : Bank holidays, 25 – 26 December and 1 January. Read more

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Most requested collections

These collections are most frequently enquired about or requested by our users. Read more

Group visits

We welcome booked group visits to the museum where you can receive an entertaining and informative talk on the history of the co-operative movement. Read more

What we do

Our museum and archive services are managed together but we have different roles. Both services exist to preserve historic assets and we use them to help people learn. Read more


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