Touchstones Rochdale

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The borough's award winning Arts & Heritage Centre offers a museum, four art galleries, heritage gallery, tourist information centre, café and shop with regular events and workshops.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free Entry

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts, Social History, Weapons and War

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: YellowaY Motor Coach Museum

  • 12 September 2015

A real treat for Rochdale folk seeking nostalgia will be a visit to the town by the mobile YellowaY Motor Coach Museum. The 1915 incorporation of Holt Bros (Rochdale) Ltd, which became YellowaY Motor Services Ltd in 1932 operated luxury coach services from their Rochdale base from 1932 to 1988, taking locals on their annual holidays and day trips in great style to destinations all over Britain. The YellowaY HQ and depot were located on Weir Street, now the site of Number One Riverside.This mobile museum is housed in an original 1976 YellowaY coach, converted into what is probably Britain's smallest motor museum. Visitors will be able to view the collection of YellowaY memorabilia covering this extended period of the company's history on Saturday and dream of Wakes Weeks holidays gone by. In this centenary year, there will also be a display in Touchstones Rochdale to celebrate this.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ



General Enquiries


General Enquiries

01706 924492


01706 924494

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