Astley Cheetham Art Gallery

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This small gallery is home to the Astley Cheetham Art Collection. Selections from the collection are displayed twice a year alongside a programme of temporary exhibitions of North west Artists

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

The Gallery is open on selected Saturdays throughout the year (see website for details)

Admission charges

FREE

Built as a gift to the town of Stalybridge by John Frederick Cheetham in 1901, the gallery orginally opened as a lecture theatre. Cheetham bequeathed his collection of paintings to the town in 1932 and the space became an art gallery. The collection includes Italian paintings from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and works by British artists such as David Cox and Burne-Jones. The collection has grown through gifts of twentieth century works from the Contemporary Arts Society and the National Art Collections Fund. It also includes works by renowned local artists such as Harry Rutherford.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Master of the Strauss : Madonna c1390
  • David Cox: A Road by a Common c1850
  • Edward Burne-Jones: St Nicolas c1880, Head of a Princess c1880
  • Marcus Gheerhardts: Portrait of a Lady c1625
  • Duncan Grant: The Harbour, Kings Lynn, 1932
  • George Frederick Watts: Sir Perceval c1880
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.

Discovering Cockbrook

  • 21 May — 15 October 2016

Cockbrook is one of Tameside's lost hamlets. It got it's name from Cockbrook, a tributary of the River Tame, along which were built some of Ashton's earliest mills. Cockbrook was once famous for the large number of shops in the area, very few of which now survive, and was also home to a number of significant personalities.
This exhibition has been researched by the Tameside History Forum Workshop and is kindly supported by AGMA's Strategic Arts Fund.

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Trinity Street
Stalybridge
Lancashire
SK15 2BN
England

Website

www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/astleycheetham.html

E-mail

astley.cheetham@tameside.gov.uk

Telephone

0161 338 6767

Fax

0161 303 8289

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