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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tearooms is set within the Healey Dell Nature Reserve. Step back in time and enjoy the... more » Owner description: The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tearooms is set within the Healey Dell Nature Reserve. Step back in time and enjoy the Edwardian themed splendour of these fabulous, authentic tea rooms where speciality beverages and delicious food is served from the finest bon-china. The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms offers wheelchair access & ground floor facilities, an all year round heritage display, guest exhibitions showcasing the work of photographers & artists, a Fairy Grotto available for private hire for children's parties. Free wifi - Dogs welcome in the ground floor Heritage Tea Room. We also have outdoor seating in the Fairy Tea Garden with full waitress service, - Horse Tethering - Secure cycle area and an abundance of free parking. Most weekends will find a guest pianist at the grand piano. Special social events throughout the year - room hire. These authentic vintage tea rooms (one on the first floor and one to the ground) serve traditional cream teas, full afternoon teas, snacks and a variety of quality loose-leaf teas served from fine bone-china. Probably the most unique venue you have ever visited! The centre & Tea Rooms are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 9am. For full afternoon teas, please try to book two hours in advance as a great deal of preparation is invested into each serving. Table reservations welcome. All room available for private parties. « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The... more » Owner description: Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall is renowned worldwide for its unique and detailed architecture. The building was opened on 27th September 1871 by George Leach Ashworth, then Mayor of Rochdale at a cost of around £150,000. Tours take place on the last Friday of each month at 2.15pm and last about 2 hours. « less
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Museums
Owner description: Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough's Arts and Heritage Centre including a 'hands on' Museum for all the family, Art Gallery,... more » Owner description: Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough's Arts and Heritage Centre including a 'hands on' Museum for all the family, Art Gallery, Local Studies Centre, Education Service and Visitor Information centre, shop and cafe. Gallery One is an exhibition space for local people and communities of Rochdale, giving an opportunity for them to organise and show their own exhibitions. Gallery Two showcases the borough's permanent art collection. Gallery Three and four show an exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions. The Museum and heritage gallery display a wide variety of exhibits which are unique to the history of the area. Exhibits range from industrial heritage of cotton, engineering, mining and the impact of War, to domestic settings and more familiar objects and famous personalities over time, such as Gracie Fields, John Bright and Sam Bamford. Our local studies team are on hand to assist with your family tree research or projects and the Education team are kept busy with hundreds of school groups each year, not to mention the school holiday activities and providing schools with loan boxes. Touchstones also offers many workshops for all ages, artist talks and Friends events. The Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery help to raise money for the gallery collection, providing conservation and new acquisitions. « less
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Rochdale
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Edgar Wood Centre (Middleton)
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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