Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Tameside Museums and Galleries are part of the Greater Manchester Museums Group. Find out more about our connected history here.
Gallery opening hours:-
- Saturday 17 January 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 7 February 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 21 February 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 7 March 10am -3pm
- Saturday 21 March 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 18 April 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 2 May 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 16 May 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 6 June 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 20 June 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 4 July 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 18 July 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 1 August 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 8 August 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 15 August 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 22 August 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 29 August 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 5 September 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 19 September 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 3 October 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 17 October 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 7 November 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 21 November 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 5 December 10am - 3pm
- Saturday 19 December 10am - 3pm
Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge was built as a gift to the town by John Frederick Cheetham and his wife Beatrice Astley in 1901. The gallery originally opened as a lecture theatre and then the space was turned into a gallery to house the Astley Cheetham Art Collection, bequeathed in 1932. This collection has grown with gifts and donations throughout the twentieth century and is one of the most interesting small regional collections.
Some comments from visitors to the gallery include:
“Great little gallery. A real hidden gem in Stalybridge. We will be back!”
“Fantastic display enjoyed by all the family. This was well worth the visit and we will definitely come again.”
“A lovely exhibition. Something to do for old and young alike.”
Our current exhibition is 'Animal Magic' with paintings on an animal theme and activities for children.
Astley Cheetham Art Gallery is situated in Stalybridge town centre, above Stalybridge Library, just outside of Manchester. It is accessible by car, bus and train. There are parking spaces just outside of the building. Please note there is currently no disabled access to the gallery and is only accessible by stairs.
View highlights from The Astley Cheetham Art Collection
Please note that not all paintings are on display. Please check before you visit.
Your Paintings website - see the nations paintings online
The Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC have joined forces and are now offering everyone a chance to see all paintings held in public collections in the UK.
As part of this project you can now see many paintings from the Astley Cheetham Art Collection on the BBC Your Paintings website .
NICE Paintings (The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings)
You can now see some of the artworks held by the Astley Cheetham Art Collection online .
This is the first phase of the National Inventory Research Project's aim of creating a searchable illustrated inventory of all 22,000 pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings in the UK's public collections.
The database currently contains nearly 8,000 records and over 2,500 images from 200 museums across the UK.
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