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

Plan your visit UPDATED for January 2021

Currently unable to be open to the public Winter 2020 to Spring of 2021 due to national restrictions in England. Read more

For schools - Updated for Autumn 2020

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

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

Who we are

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

What do you want to see?

We want to develop our story telling by finding out what our visitors want to see from our collections and which parts of our story matter most to them. Read more

Case studies

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Support the Co-operative Heritage Trust by helping us raise funds. Read more

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. Alternatively, if you cannot visit in person, you can book a digital tour with us. Read more

What we do - Black Lives Matter

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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