Rochdale Town Hall

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Rochdale Town Hall

Rochdale Town Hall
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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. Full tours take place on the first Monday of each month at 2.15pm and last about 2 hours. Short tours take place every Wednesday at 2.15pm and lasts 1 hour.
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  • Rochdale Town Centre • 8 min walk
  • Rochdale Railway Station • 10 min walk
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michellemollart
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Amazing building
Mar 2020
This is a remarkable building. The features are amazing. Please book a tour before the building is closed for refurbishment. We were lucky enough to get married at the registry office before the lockdown of Covid 19. We then went for a look round this beautiful building as family and friends were not aware of its beauty. We finished with teas and coffees in the Clock tower restaurant which was a lovely experience. This building is incredible and well worth a visit
Written April 3, 2020
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Poucant
Manchester, UK98 contributions
Comparable with bigger attractions
Mar 2020
You wouldn't be blamed for driving past this place and never knowing what you missed - Don't. Park free and spend half an hour or so admiring the architecture & windows in a building that, if it were in a major city, would be famous and incur an entry fee. Once you've finished, cross the street to the Flying Horse which has a dozen or more real ales.
Written April 1, 2020
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Amanda C
Rochdale, UK35 contributions
Stunning
Feb 2020
This amazing building is beautiful inside and out. Central to Rochdale and very easy to get to. The building is packed with history and frequently has lovely events going on.
Written March 9, 2020
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noeleenf
Rochdale, UK225 contributions
Amazing Christmas Dinner Dance
Dec 2019 • Friends
Dec 2019 six couples booked a Christmas event, the Victorian Christmas Dinner Dance. Food excellent. Service high quality. Bar great service reasonable prices. DJ played brilliant tunes all night. All in all a fabulous night out for a very reasonable price. Bring on next years event.
Written February 3, 2020
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Gillian C
8 contributions
Really good restaurant within this magnificent building
Jan 2020
Went in for lunch. Ambience superb, decoration restful. Very friendly and efficient staff serving. Didn't wait too long for meal. Meal I had meat pie, my other half green both meals were lovely and well cooked and presented. Value for money
Written January 9, 2020
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Doots
Manchester, UK26 contributions
Tours
Jan 2020 • Friends
Do you know there is a lot going on in the town hall you can check online and ask for an events leaflet that tells you what's on and what to look forward to in the coming weeks months etc

Me and my friends enjoy the afternoon tea in clock tower restaurant before going on tour of the town hall our guide was really great tells us all about various parts of the buildings and a local history bit about each place inside I particularly enjoyed the prison cells which was said to have still been in used until the seventies wow amazing enjoyable afternoon
Written January 1, 2020
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Jenny G
4 contributions
Meet Santa and meal
Dec 2019 • Family
Had a lovely meal today at the town hall. The kids were treated really well and had lots of lovely extras for them like nice pressies, milk shakes, hats and a lovely roast meal.
The staff were attentive and worked hard to try and make everyone feel comfortable.
It was excellent value for money and we will go back next year I am sure. Thank you.
Written December 8, 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,597 contributions
Rochdale Town Hall
Jan 2019
Rochdale Town Hall is an iconic Gothic revival building in Rochdale. I have visited a few times over the years including attending various meetings.

It is known for its interior decoration, stained glass windows and the Clock Tower.
Written December 6, 2019
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Eileen Y
Middleton, UK2 contributions
Birthday party
Dec 2019 • Friends
I enjoyed an excellent meal in the restraunt at Rochdale town hall,
It was a set Christmas menue £16.99 for 2 courses, I thought it was very good value for a very tasty and hot meal.
Written December 3, 2019
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coopalex
Cardiff, UK26 contributions
Amazing building
Nov 2019
Went there for a conference. I had no idea Rochdale had a building like this. It really is impressive in an ornate gothic style.
I understand it's to close in 2020 for a major restoration, so check its open before you go
Written November 29, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rochdale Town Hall

Rochdale Town Hall is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM