The Trust’s mission is:
To inspire people within and beyond the co-operative movement about the origins, development and contemporary relevance of co-operation by collecting, safeguarding and making accessible artefacts and documentation through lifelong learning and research.
The Co-operative Heritage Trust is custodian of the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, the original building where the modern co‑operative movement began in 1844, and the National Co-operative Archive, which holds 200 years of co-operative records. The Co-operative College manages the Museum and Archive on behalf of the Trust.
The work of the Co-operative Heritage Trust is funded through support from individuals and organisations with an interest in the heritage of the co-operative movement.
If you would like to become one of our valued supporters, you can make a donation at the Archive or Museum or through the Just Giving website. Make a donation via Justgiving.com
For more information on the Trust, please see the website at www.co-operativeheritage.coop