Astley Cheetham Art Gallery

Free to all

The Astley Cheetham Art Gallery was gifted to Stalybridge by John Frederic Cheetham and his wife. It now houses their large art collection.

Located in Stalybridge, just outside Manchester, and founded on the collection of John Frederick Cheetham, a wealthy cotton magnate, the gallery showcases British art, with a focus on the Tameside area.

A collector's legacy

Cheetham amassed a collection that reflects his personal taste and the artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The gallery houses paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, with a particular focus on British landscape paintings and portraits. Expect to see works by artists such as Harry Rutherford, whose paintings capture the industrial and social landscapes of Tameside.

While the core collection reflects the artistic heritage of Tameside, the gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions that showcase a wider range of artistic movements and periods.

Get involved

Committed to fostering a love of art in the community, the gallery offers educational programs and workshops that cater to all ages and interests. It also holds an annual Open Art exhibition, one of the county's longest running open exhibitions, which showcases creative talent across Tameside.

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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery

Trinity Street, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, SK15 2BN
0161 342 2760

Free to all

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