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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery


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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 and there are children’s books about artists to read.

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
The gallery is closed over the Easter weekend and between Christmas and New Year.  

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.

You can find information about accessibility at the gallery here.

View highlights from The Astley Cheetham Art Collection.

Please note that not all paintings are on display and if there is an artist’s exhibition there may be no artworks from our art collection 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

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0161 342 2760
Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Trinity Street
SK15 2BN
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