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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Lovely building

Love this building outside and inside, been a few times and dont get bored, kids like it too andcan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Tour of town hall

Must not be missed, very interesting tour so pleased I went. Really lovely cafe that serves all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine W
Rochdale, 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this building outside and inside, been a few times and dont get bored, kids like it too andcan see why its popular

Thank MohammedTawhid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must not be missed, very interesting tour so pleased I went. Really lovely cafe that serves all day.

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to the lovely wedding of Debbie and Andy, a really amazing experience inside the Town Hall. This historical venue, which apparently Hitler wanted to seize and move to Germany, was the perfect venue to host a spectacular event, which included a full...More

1  Thank Roy C
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a guided tour, to be honest not sure of the date. The guide was friendly and well informed. The history attached to the erection of the building and its development over the years is fascinating. The stories behind the decor and the...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings in the UK. I would recommend a visit to this stunning building. It is perfect for any type of event. The inside is as gorgeous as the external.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Could do with free parking at pms. They more concerned about revenue coming in than the people coming in.

Thank Lordyousaf
LukeSettle, Manager at Rochdale Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Just to let you know that there is 3 hours free parking in the car park outside the town hall (and in many other car parks in the town centre) It is also free after 6pm. Thanks, Luke

Reviewed 5 June 2017

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 1 June 2017

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 29 May 2017

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 19 May 2017

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
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25 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.