Rochdale Pioneers Museum

Tourism Attractiveness 
The Museum is open five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm). Visitors can either look around independently or book a guided tour. We also arrange school workshops, family events and evening lectures.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture 
The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement. It was here, on 21 December 1844, that the Rochdale Pioneers opened their store selling pure food at fair prices and honest weights and measures. The business revolution which started here now involves more than a billion co-operators as members of 1.4 million co-operative societies across the world. The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. The Museum displays tell the story of the Rochdale Pioneers and their influence on the development of the co-operative movement. Guided tours and schools workshops are available.
Mother tongue 
Languages spoken 
Availability for visits 
Five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Car (good road connection)
Airport in the proximity
Other facilities 
exhibition areas
Facilities for Disabled people 
ramps for wheelchairs
adapted doorways
toilet facilities
Other entity (i.e. association, foundation, etc.)

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