To Do and See
Inside Rochdale Town Hall
Take a virtual tour inside the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall.
Rochdale Town Hall
Rochdale's fabulous Grade-1 Victorian Gothic Town Hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. Marvel at the wonderful craftmanship, immerse yourself in the builing's history and take a look inside the Mayor's Parlour.
Rochdale Pioneers Museum
The Rochdale Pioneers Museum exist to preserve the original store of the Rochdale Pioneers and to generate an understanding of the ideals and principles of the co-operative movement.
Touchstone Arts & Heritage Centre
Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough's Arts and Heritage Centre including: 'Hands on' museum for all the family, Art Gallery, Local Studies Centre, Education Service, Visitor Information centre and shop.
Rochdale Leisure Centre
The centre incorporates a number of new innovations including a large learner pool with moveable floor and a high quality thermal suite. It also has an eight lane 25m, 150 station gym, a smaller activity gym for propgrammed sessions, and for the first time in the town, it has a fully accessible four-court sports hall.
Greater Manchester Fire Museum
The Museum was opened in 1983 as the in-house "Brigade Museum" of the Greater Manchester Fire Service, following three years' work by off-duty members of the service to convert a former workshop building at Rochdale Fire Station.
Be proud and support your local football team, Rochdale AFC. Spotland Stadium is the team's home ground and has a capacity of 10,249. Formed in 1907, Rochdale AFC has close ties with the local community and engages with youngsters to encourage interest in the sport.
Blue Plaque Walk
The Rochdale Blue Plaque Walk takes you on a cultural journey through the Town Centre. There are over 20 blue plaques to visit, commemorating famous people and historic buildings. Download the PDF map and enjoy a walk through Rochdale's past!
Gracie Fields Purple Trail
This trail marks places of significance in the life of the late Rochdale-born singer, actress and comedian, Dame Gracie Fields. The plaques’ purple colour is unique to this trail and distinguishes them from the wide range of blue plaques in the town.
St. Edmunds Church, Falinge
The Church of St Edmund, Falinge is one of Rochdale's foremost Grade 1 listed buildings. Its unique architectural style and symbolic themes attract visitors from around the world. Photo by Andy Marshall.
Rochdale Ghost Walks
Tales of Terror and Horrifying Hauntings - hosted by professional actors Colin Meredith and Russell Richardson. Walks start at 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of every month.