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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery


Painting from the Astley Cheetham collection Photo of Astley Cheetham Art Gallery Photo of children visiting the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery Virgin and Child painting from Astley Cheetham Art Collection

Tameside Museums and Galleries are part of the Greater Manchester Museums Group. Find out more about our connected history here.Link to External Website

Gallery opening hours 2016/17:-

  • Saturday 5 November 10am - 3pm
  • Saturday 19 November 10am - 3pm - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 3 December 10am - 3pm - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 17 December 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 19 November 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 3 December 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 17 December 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 7 January 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 21 January 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 4 February 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 18 February 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Saturday 4 March 10am - 3pm  - In the Bleak Mid-Winter

Stick Man –Saturday 17 December

Come along and make your very own Stick Man and then watch the animated film.

Family friendly Stick Man making workshop followed by the animated film 1.30 -3pm>

£2 per child – limited spaces so please book your place by ringing 0161 342 4144


In the Bleak Mid- Winter


Take a walk in John MacDiarmid’s chilly winter landscape, warm up by Hawthorne’s Fireplace, and help to feed the geese in Stanley Royle’s "Wintertime". The winter scenes are all part of the Astley Cheetham art collection, bequeathed to Stalybridge by the Victorian industrialist John Cheetham



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.”

The paintings shown here are Avenue, Broughton by David Montagu Scott, Cronies by Buckley Ousey and Winter, Stalybridge by George Hodgkinson.

Planning a Visit

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.

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery's Access Statement

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 Art UK website Link to External 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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Contact Information
Contact by Post

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Trinity Street
SK15 2BN
Contact by Telephone
0161 343 2878

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