Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Please Note: The Gallery is only open during August Summer Holidays
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. Alongside collection exhibitions, the gallery hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions by regional artists.
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.
Your Paintings website - see the nations paintings online
The Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC have joined forces and are now offering everyone a chance to see all paintings held in public collections in the UK.
As part of this project you can now see all paintings from the Astley Cheetham Art Collection on the BBC Your Paintings website .
NICE Paintings (The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings)
You can now see some of the artworks held by the Astley Cheetham Art Collection online .
This is the first phase of the National Inventory Research Project's aim of creating a searchable illustrated inventory of all 22,000 pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings in the UK's public collections.
The database currently contains nearly 8,000 records and over 2,500 images from 200 museums across the UK.