Rochdale Pioneers Museum to reopen for August Bank Holiday Weekend

The site is returning from Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing measures will be in place

Rochdale Pioneers Museum is reopening its doors to visitors from Saturday, 29 August.

Owned by the Co-operative Heritage Trust, the museum is situated in the historical conservation area of Toad Lane. The building – where the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society started trading on 21 December 1844 – features a recreation of the original shop and an extension with additional rooms.

The museum will extend its opening hours in September , opening Wed-Fri, 11:00 -15:00. Anyone wishing to visit must book a free timed ticket for each person online. Booking can be made two weeks in advance. Visitors will need to wear a mask when they visit and provide details for contact tracing.

Those who cannot make it to the museum in person can sign up for digital tours by contacting [email protected].

The museum has been awarded the Visit England ‘good to go’ mark to show we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

More information is available on the museum’s website.

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