Pioneer Family Picnic

Join us for a super fun and super tasty picnic activity day! Make your own mini picnic basket, fill it up with treats, and take part in an outdoor picnic (weather permitting) with family games and stories! Read more

Commonground - Theatre on Toad Lane, Sunday 15th September

A CHT sponsored event on Toad Lane to mark 180 years since the Rochdale Pioneers set up their co-operative society, values and principles in 1844. Read more

Roger Sawtell and Worker Co-ops

A blog post on Roger Sawtell and Worker Co-ops by MA Libraries and Archives Placement student, Benjamin Walker Read more

Jobs and volunteering -

Job opportunities and information about volunteering with us. Read more

Women's Co-operative Guild and Crafting

A CHT blog post by guest writer Catherine Monaghan about crafting in the Co-operative Women's Guild Read more

Co-operative 180 (2024)

A news post by the Co-operative Heritage Trust on 180 years of co-op. Read more

Tales of the Bladnoch Creamery

Have you ever wondered where Bluebell Margarine was produced? Jenny Ross, part of the Museum team, has been exploring the rich history of Bladnoch Creamery, Wigtownshire. Read more

Is it digitised?

An overview from our Archivist on the benefits of digitising materials and management . Read more

A Year Ago - 12 months with the Co-operative Heritage Trust

A CHT blog post written by our Archivist, Jane Donaldson about her first 12 months in her role Read more

Don’t Shut Up Like an Oyster! Song books in the Co-op Archive

A CHT blog post about songbooks in the Co-op Archive and the importance of singing in the movement - our Archivist Jane Donaldson Read more

The Graves of the Rochdale Pioneers – Finding the Trail

Staff from the Rochdale Pioneers Museum explore Rochdale Cemetery to find the graves of the Rochdale Pioneers Read more

Incredibly Pioneering Summer

An overview of our wonderfully pioneering workshops from Summer 2023 Read more

Together We are Stronger

A CHT blog post by our Archivist, Jane Donaldson about the 'Wheatsheaf' magazine for co-operators. Read more

Schools Sam Ashworth loan box

Borrow our activity loan box for your school or community group - free of charge if you can collect and return to Rochdale Pioneers Museum Read more

Death of the Salesman

A CHT blog post about the training of a co-op salesman (1945) by The Trust Manager Read more

The Co-op Movement and the White Poppy

A CHT Blog Post Written by our Archivist about the Co-operative Association with the White Poppy to mark Remembrance Day. Read more

Co-ops Fortnight and the importance of ingredients

A CHT blog post to mark Co-ops Fortnight which runs between 20th June and 3rd July 2022. Read more

Majesty and the Movement - A Jubilee Blog Post

A CHT Blog Post marking the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. Read more

Rochdale Pioneers Virtual Visit

Download our virtual visit to watch from wherever you are and make a direct contribution to our charity. Read more

Museum Opening Times

The museum is open to the general public Wednesdays to Saturdays* 10:30am-4pm in 2024. We can take bookings for paying groups and schools on Mondays and Tuesdays in addition to normal public open days. *Every other Saturday, please check the website or our social media pages before visiting. Read more