Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the perfect day out for all the family.

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Cooper Gallery

Enjoy fine art, special exhibitions and local artists work at the Cooper Gallery, a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley.

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Set within the attractive 18th century conservation village of Elsecar, Elsecar Heritage Centre is a unique family attraction and a working hub of industry with workshops, galleries, cafes and the world renowned Newcomen beam engine.

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Experience Barnsley

The incredible story of Barnsley, told through centuries old artefacts, films and recordings donated by local people. Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley.

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Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water mill set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park. It is an amazing place to visit, have fun and see history come to life for all the family.

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Online Shop

The Barnsley Museum online shop offers a range of fantastic products and produce from Experience Barnsley, Cannon Hall Musuems, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Cooper Gallery and Worsbrough Mill.

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Latest News


A new boardwalk is being built around wet woodland at Worsbrough mill and country park, in order to allow better access for those visiting. The public footpath around the reservoir, near stone bridge, will be closed from Monday 30 November with work expected to last for approximately three weeks, although this timescale is dependent on the weather.

Worsbrough Mill

Spectacular Christmas lights switch on at Elsecar

For the second year running Elsecar Heritage will be hosting a spectacular night of entertainment at the annual Christmas lights switch on, which will be taking place on Friday 27 November. As well the lights switch on taking place at 6.45pm, there will also be a fireworks display which will light up the historic village.



Some very special visitors are flying into Barnsley museums this festive season. The Funky Fairies will be fluttering around Barnsley Council run visitor sites Experience Barnsley, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage, entertaining little visitors as they go.