Museum/Archive Closure - COVID-19 Information (Coronovirus):

In light of the recent UK Government recommendations, The Co-operative Heritage Trust has decided to close Rochdale Pioneers Museum and the Co-operative Archive to the public and booked groups from Wednesday 18th of March until further notice. Caring for the health and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority. 


This also means that any public events and bookable activities are also cancelled until further notice. 


During this time we will be doing our best to provide you with content via our website and social media platforms, so please follow us on these and keep checking our site for news.


We will be available to answer your enquiries via email at [email protected] and [email protected] during normal office hours.

We advise you to check the website regularly for updates: Changes will be posted here as soon as they happen.

Make an appointment

We are free to visit by appointment Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Contact us to make your appointment or enquire:

Email: [email protected]

Tel:  0161 214 0861

Please let us know which records you may be interested in when you make you appointment so everything is ready for your visit.

Finding Us

The Archive is located at Holyoake House on Hanover Street in Manchester City Centre's Co-operative Quarter.   Hanover Street is just across the road from Victoria Train Station and a short Metrolink (tram) ride to Shudehill from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

The building has an access ramp from street level and a lift to the second floor.

We have no onsite parking; the closest public car park is NCP Printworks, Shudehill, M4 2AT.