Central Art Gallery

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Central Art Gallery is a real gem. Located above the library on Old Street in Ashton-under-Lyne, these beautiful gallery spaces were once the studio spaces for the George Hegginbottom Technical Arts College. Today the former studios play host to a varied programme of temporary exhibitions with artwork from regional artists.

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Opening hours

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Saturday:10am - 1pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Hidden Tameside

Hidden Tameside

  • 16 January — 23 April 2016 *on now

Discover beautiful and fascinating documents from Tameside's Local Studies and Archive collection, many that have never been on public display.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Chris Cyprus Northern Life exhibition

Northern Life

  • 16 January — 23 April 2016 *on now

In “Northern Life” he has captured essential scenes from Lancashire and Yorkshire by committing simple pleasures and memories to canvas.

A reflection of the last decade of artwork by local artist Chris Cyprus. From the school run to shopping at the local butchers to harvesting produce from his allotment , Chris observes his daily routines and transforms his visions onto canvas.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

  • 23 February 2016 10am-1pm
  • 8 March 2016 10am-1pm
  • 22 March 2016 10am-1pm
  • 12 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 26 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 10 May 2016 10am-1pm
  • 14 June 2016 10am-1pm
  • 28 June 2016 10am-1pm

Relax, Meet people, Share ideas, Get creative, Have a good chin wag.
Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced yarnster, this knitting group is for everyone (men included!)
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children



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Stitch in Time - Sewing Circle

  • 26 February 2016 10am-1pm
  • 11 March 2016 10am-1pm
  • 8 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 22 April 2016 10am-1pm
  • 13 May 2016 10am-1pm
  • 27 May 2016 10am-1pm
  • 10 June 2016 10am-1pm
  • 24 June 2016 10am-1pm

The group meets at Central Art Gallery every 2nd and 4th Friday every month in the morning from 10:00 - 13:00. Come along for the whole session or just drop in. It's free!
Whether you are new to sewing or an expert stitcher, this group is for everyone to come along to, learn new skills and most of all have fun!

Suitable for

  • 18+



Central Art Gallery
Old Street




0161 342 2650

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.