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Rochdale Town Hall

Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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This building makes a serious statement - it is very impressive. The Victorians really knew how to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patrick H
Brighton, United Kingdom
Late Victorian Gothic Architecture at its Best

This late Victorian town hall has outstanding detailing particularly in the stained glass windows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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  • Average6%
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Town Hall The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ, England
+44 1706 924797
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This building makes a serious statement - it is very impressive. The Victorians really knew how to design and construct fantastic buildings on a grand scale. take a moment to focus on the stone work, its really impressive.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This late Victorian town hall has outstanding detailing particularly in the stained glass windows in the Great Hall on the first floor. The grand stone staircase leading to the hall is also spectacular while the mayoral chamber is worth a look. We did the short...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see what this was earmarked by the third Reich as a regional town hall. A really interesting and educational tour.

Thank Harry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for my bosses wedding and i have to say the building itself is stunning. The room was decorated beautifully and the food was very tasty.

Thank DemonChandler
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 20 July 2017

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

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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.