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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery


Astley Cheetham Art Gallery is temporarily closed until further notice

Museums and some other services in Tameside are being temporarily delivered differently in response to the situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
As Tameside Council takes steps to protect the community and redeploy its workforce and resources to deliver essential services, museums and galleries and some other public facings buildings will remain closed and services will instead be delivered in alternative ways. The changes will take effect from midnight Wednesday 18 March 2020.
We will be working behind the scenes to ensure our museum collections are both secure and safe for the duration of our closure.
Whilst we are closed you can still access lots of information about our collections. has information about soldiers who served in the Manchester Regiment. You can find information about our art collection at You can find information here on our website and you can contact us via our website with enquiries. We will also be continuing on social media - you can follow us on twitter @tmbc_culture
We want to take this opportunity at this unprecedented time to thank you for your support and loyalty to Tameside’s museums and galleries.


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.

The gallery is family friendly and we welcome visits from children. We always have a craft activity on offer, there are children’s books about artists to read and an eye spy trail of things to spot in the paintings on display.

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.”

Entry to the gallery is FREE.


Current Exhibitions


Opening Hours

The opening hours for Astley Cheetham Art Gallery are:

Mondays: 9am - 1pm
Tuesdays: 9am - 1pm
Wednesdays: 1pm - 5pm
Saturdays : 10am - 3pm

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.
The access statement for Astley Cheetham Art Gallery (1.51MB)  describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.

View highlights from The Astley Cheetham Art Collection.

Please note that not all paintings are on display. Please check before you visit.

If you would like your details to be added to our database to be kept informed of future events, activities and exhibitions happening within our cultural services department,  please click on the following link   

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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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