Hire Us

The Learning Loft on the second floor of the building can be hired by groups for meetings, private and corporate events. 

If you would like to hire the entire building for your event, this is available on Mondays and Tuesdays on request.




Boardroom - 30 

Classroom - 30

Cabaret seating - 35

Lecture seating - 50

Prices and availability

For a full price list including full, half day and hourly rates please download our brochure or call our reception team for availability.

We require a booking form to be returned to us to secure dates.

We offer a reduced rate for charities booking with us.

Early access and evening events will incur an additional charge for staffing provision.

What's included

For groups booking a half or full days hire, we include an introductory talk about the building and the heritage of the co-operative movement for 20 people. Additional numbers are charged at £3.50 p/h.

We provide you with flipcharts, pens, tea and coffee facilities and high quality projection and audio equipment for presentations.


We are happy for booking groups to arrange catering to be brought to the site as we cannot provide this in house. If you would like us to arrange provision for a breakfast meeting, please contact us about this as well as with any allergy requirements in advance.

If you would like to arrange a lunch or evening meal for your party, the Baum Public house next door to the museum building offers an extensive menu, real ales and an attractive garden to the rear. Please make bookings directly with the Baum.

The Baum Pub

The learning loft is supported by: AIM Hallmarks Funding

The Co-operative Heritage Trust is a member of the Association of Independent Museums (no- 2643) and gratefully acknowledges the Hallmarks grant awarded to help us achieve the improvements we have made to our hire space in 2019. This helps us to generate income into our museum to help us keep it free at source to our visitors from the local area, the UK and around the world.

*Please be aware that bookings at Rochdale Pioneers Museum are accepted at the discretion of the Managing Authority and may be declined if the nature of the booking is considered contrary to the aims and mission of the Trust.