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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery


Astley Cheetham Art Gallery is currently closed due to lockdown restrictions. We will update this page when we have a date for reopening. 
In the meantime you can find lots of ideas for
children’s craft activities here and family walks and trails here

We have made some changes to help keep visitors and staff safe. Face coverings will be required, hand sanitiser is available and a maximum of 12 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time. Visitors will be asked to leave their contact details for Test and Trace. 


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:

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.

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. 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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