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Rochdale Town Hall tours

​​​​​​​ Rochdale Town Hall.

Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. Join us on an expertly guided tour and marvel at the wonderful craftsmanship, immerse yourself in the building’s history and take a look inside the Mayor’s Parlour. Advanced booking is required for private tours. For all other tours, simply turn up on the day and pay at reception.

Full tour

Our full 2 and a half hour tour takes you into the most stunning areas of this Victorian building, including the Great Hall, the Mayor’s Parlour and the former Magistrates Retiring Room. Follow us down the little corridors, see a different side to the Town Hall and enjoy a 15 minute organ recital on our famous J.J. Binns organ.

First Monday of every month, excluding bank holidays. 2.15pm start: adults - £4.95 per person, children - £2.50 per person.

Due to bank holidays in April and May, the full tour for these months will take place on:

  • Monday, 9 April 2018 at 2.15pm
  • Monday, 14 May 2018 at 2.15pm

You do not need to book in advance. Just turn up on the day and pay at reception.

Short tour

Our 1 hour short tour takes you around the best bits of Rochdale Town Hall including the Exchange, Great Hall and Council Chambers. Get a flavour of this stunning building and learn about the many stories which have made up its past.

Every Wednesday, 2.15pm start: adults - £2.95 per person, children - £1.50 per person.

You do not need to book in advance. Just turn up on the day and pay at reception.

Private tours

Private tours are available at a time and date to suit you. Groups of 8 people or more can enjoy either of our expertly guided tours with the chance to ask any questions you may have. Perfect for friends, colleagues or on a special occasion.

Available Monday to Friday, 9am–3pm. Please book at least 24 hours in advance.​​

  • Full private tour: adults - £11.25 per person, children - £5.65 per person
  • Short private tour: adults - £7 per person, children - £3.50 per person
 Email townhall.bookings@rochdale.gov.uk to book a private tour

Dine before your tour

Arrive early and enjoy a delicious, freshly-made lunch or afternoon tea in delightful surroundings before our expert guide collects you for your tour. Simply choose from the options below and select when purchasing your ticket.

Afternoon Tea

A selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches and desserts, served with a choice of tea or coffee, £9.90 per person.

2-course Lunch

Handmade steak and ale pie or hot vegetable quiche with buttered new potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Dessert of cheesecake, served with your choice of tea or coffee, £11.90 per person.

Champagne Afternoon Tea

A selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches and desserts, served with a choice of tea or coffee. Finish with a glass of house champagne and strawberries, £19.90 per person.

Virtual tour

For those who just can’t wait to visit in person to take a look around,​​ take a look at our Facebook gallery for a brief history of the building (opens in a new window) Or take a tour of the inside of Rochdale Town Hall through Google (opens in a new window)

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Contact

01706 924797
Rochdale Town Hall
The Esplanade
Rochdale OL16 1AB

 

Town Hall opening times
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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