Rochdale is the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement and was declared the World Capital of Co-operatives in 2012. The Rochdale Pioneers Museum, on Toad Lane close to the town centre, celebrates this heritage.
The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is housed in the original building where the Pioneers opened their doors for trading for the first time on 21 December 1844 sparking a business revolution.
Work to transform and update the Museum and create new visitor facilities and learning spaces is now complete. New displays will incorporate images and objects from the National Co-operative Archive and specialist staff will work with schools, colleges and the local community to share this legacy.
The Museum is now open. For more information visit theRochdale Pioneers Museum website
Opened its new supermarket on Entwisle Road in November 2010 investing in the site adjacent to the newRochdale Leisure Centre development.
Greater Manchester Police has undertaken a major refurbishment of Rochdale Police Station to bring it up to modern day standards. The works have improved the appearance of the external parts of the building by cleaning and restoring the natural stone cladding and fitting new windows. A new entrance has been created to allow improved public access.