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Visited Touchstones to use computer for researching family history. Very helpful staff and pleasant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cazmar2014
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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I went to Rochdale from Bury on the bus as a trip out. I had been to the Pioneers Museum many years... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
runton
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england
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Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough's Arts and Heritage Centre including a 'hands on' Museum for all the family, Art Gallery, Local Studies Centre, Education Service and Visitor Information centre, shop and cafe. Gallery One is an exhibition space...more
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1 The Esplanade | The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Touchstones to use computer for researching family history. Very helpful staff and pleasant atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cazmar2014
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I went to Rochdale from Bury on the bus as a trip out. I had been to the Pioneers Museum many years ago, and went back for a revisit. Bit disappointed by the revamp, so headed off to the oddly named Touchstones museum. As I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank runton
Reviewed 9 October 2018

No Art until 20th. October so wasted visit for me. Museum was a bit dull and cafe food and service was poor. Lovely building, very good toilets and nice little shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jancrow4
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Museum is excellent. The Art gallery was shut on my last visit due to new exibits being put in place. Great for both young and old.Cafe and gift shop.Access to computers to do research and a vast amount of local history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J F
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This place trumps a play centre every day of the week! Loads to do for kids, with plenty of hands on activities throughout the museum and art gallery. It’s probably one of the most kiddie friendly museums in north west! In fact, our little one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Touchstones, Manager at Touchstones, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you for your Kind review of what Touchstones has to offer our family and younger visitors, its great to hear that so many of the activities are appreciated. We hope that you continue to enjoy visiting us for many years to come!

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Good cafe, but the museum and art gallery are really great. Very low key but what an interesting venue. A worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mikethenailer
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Lots of history to see from our own town. Really good interactive stuff to see and do. We were only passing and called in and very glad we did.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coreybrand
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with our three granddaughters ages 8, 5 & 5. Had a delicious lunch in the cafe - great choice and very reasonably priced. The museum itself was excellent with so many hands on activities for the children that we only managed to fit in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jacquisharp21
Touchstones, Manager at Touchstones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback from your recent visit to Touchstones. We shall pass on your comments to the museum, learning and participation and café teams and we hope that you are able to once again enjoy another day out with us. We look...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

I spent a fantastic 2 hours going around the exhibits finding out much of the history of Rochdale, I thoroughly recommend this

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John I
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Nice museum with hands on sections. Usually has activity days in school holidays. Nice café. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Glynis S
Touchstones, Manager at Touchstones, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your review Glynis, we hope you can visit again. We have a changing programme of exhibitions in our Heritage Gallery and upstairs in the Art Gallery.

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