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Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. This year, Touchstones is hosting tours of the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre as well as a family-friendly workshop inspired by Rochdale’s famous inventors.

Rochdale Arts and Heritage Resource Centre Tour
Friday 9 September, 11am & 2pm
Unit 4, Scotts Industrial Park, Fishwick Street, Rochdale, OL16 5NA

Ever wondered about what is not on display at Touchstones Rochdale? Come and see the wonderful objects we house in the Arts and Heritage Resource Centre and take a tour with the staff who look after the museum collection.

This tour looks at the amazing collections of the borough; you will have the opportunity to see items ranging from Egyptian artefacts, some over 5000 years old, to grandfather clocks, furniture, dress, social history and works of art.

To book, email or call 01706 924492.

Incredible Inventions Workshop
Sunday 11 & Sunday 18 September, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Touchstones, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ

Design your own incredible invention at this family-friendly drop in workshop.

Using junk modelling, mark making and your wildest imagination, you will create a contraption with levers, cogs, wheels and more, that has never been seen before!

No booking required, just drop in.