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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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The Rochdale Town Hall tour is a must!

Just returned from a fabulous tour around this magnificent building. £4.95 for the tour with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oldham, United Kingdom
A big surprise

Rochdale is not renowned for its architecture but this amazing building of the Victorian​ gothic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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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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  • Terrible1%
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a fabulous tour around this magnificent building. £4.95 for the tour with a knowledgeable and interesting guide plus a lovely organ recital. I have previously visited the Clock Tower restaurant which is also well worth a visit.

1  Thank jill399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rochdale is not renowned for its architecture but this amazing building of the Victorian​ gothic variety is simply stunning It is grand but not big headed about it The real treat is if you take a walk inside It is vast and lots of attention...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this gorgeous building with my sister, how wonderful to walk into such an impressive building. We were not aware that there was a cafe in the clock tower, but now we are we will make a point of visiting very soon as it looked...More

Thank June D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend held her wedding here. Amazing venue and from start to finish the day was fantastic. The wedding meal was great and the staff throughout the whole day were fab.

Thank 2012JAM
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

As a southerner the perception of Rochdale is that it's an old industrial town that has seen better days. I stand corrected. We visited Rochdale for a family gatheting at the town hall and left very impressed. This is a fine building with a lot...More

Thank SteveCAFC63
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Mrs W & I were feeling a little perish after a mad dash into the bank. At Mrs W's suggestion we made our way down town and into the Town Hall which was being used as a film set once again. Peaky Blinders was being...More

1  Thank Ray W
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Being a Yorkshireman I don't visit Lancashire very often! Rochdale Town Hall is well worth making an exception for. Stunning building, unbeatable stained glass, main hall (set out for a wedding on my visit) rivals anything I have seen anywhere. Well done Rochdale. Then there...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

fab building to visit ,, you just got to see it,, great at night when lit up ,, if you not been and your in the rochdale area just go see for yourself

1  Thank kevabrown
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited the town hall for the recent wedding show. It is such a beautiful building both inside and out and now I wish I had looked here before booking my wedding elsewhere. The stairs are breathtaking and would be a beautiful back drop for a...More

1  Thank daniellevipond
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My sister got married at the town hall registry office and it was gorgeous, staff very helpful and made it a day to remember!!

Thank emmie34
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How could I see a cafe menu please, and opening times. Thanks
26 September 2015|
Response from LukeSettle | Property representative |
Hello Kay, The best place to get information is rochdale.gov.uk/townhall. The cafe menu and opening times are under the 'Dine' section. Thank you.