Access at Tameside Museums and Galleries

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We have four museum and gallery sites across Tameside. Three of our sites are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge is not physically accessible for wheelchair users, there is no lift at this present time and can only be accessed by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne

  • The access statement for Portland Basin Museum describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.
  • Fully accessible 
  • Museum shop
  • Baby changing
  • Free car park. Please note: the car park is cobbled and wheelchairs users may require additional support to transfer from car to museum 
  • Disabled parking
  • Trails and activities for children
  • School workshops and loan boxes
  • Picnic tables 

Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne

Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Stalybridge

  • The access statement for Astley Cheetham Art Gallery945.75 KB PDF File describes the access, facilities and services that we offer.
  • Nearby parking
  • No access for wheelchair users to the gallery 
  • Accessible only by stairs
  • Open on selected Saturdays throughout the year 
  • If you wish to view the collection outside the opening period contact the Museums and Galleries Service.