Colouring competition at Rochdale Pioneers Museum - your design could be featured in the museum

Date published: 04 April 2021

Calling all creative kids! The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is after your designs to feature in the museum when it reopens in Summer 2021.

The first floor exhibition space is undergoing refurbishment – and your sign could win pride of place inside the Co-operative Heritage Trust-run museum. The museum is located inside the building where the world's very first co-operative was formed by a group of Rochdale weavers - the Rochdale Pioneers - to address social injustice.

Cat Jessop, Education and Learning Officer at Rochdale Pioneers, said: “We are refurbishing our first floor exhibition space and want kids in Rochdale to get involved.

“We'd love children to take part in our design and colouring competition, creating some of the signs for our new look first floor.”


Make it Your Museum poster


The signs must feature the recognisable beehive Co-operative Heritage Trust logo, and then each sign needs to say one of the following:

  • Activity table
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft

You could even work together with a friend to create your designs in true co-operative spirit. You can create anywhere between one and six different labels.

Prizes are available including a museum activity pack, books, games – and more.

Designs must be submitted by Monday 3 May ahead of the winning announcement on 5 May.

You can email your designs to Cat ( or send in the post to Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, OL16 0NU.

The beehive logo can be viewed on the Heritage Trust web site:

For more information, please contact Cat:

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