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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Events & Exhibitions


Latest News

Many share memories at Barnsley Girls’ High School remembrance

Visitors recently gathered at Barnsley’s Archives and Discovery Centre, to attend the Barnsley Girls’ High School remembrance. People came along to share memories of their time at the school and take a look at the many photographs and documents held by the service.

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Stories of the Somme

As part of a public art project to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, Barnsley Museums would like to see photographs of those brave men who fell on the 1 July 1916. The installation, which will be created by artists Musson and Retallick and local school children, will remember the heroic men who risked their lives fighting for King and Country.

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Confirmation that Capability Brown visited Cannon Hall

It has been 100% confirmed by the Capability Brown 300 Trust that Brown, the eighteenth century English landscape architect, visited Cannon Hall in 1778. The amazing discovery not only confirms that he went to the stunning Georgian country house, but also offered advice during his visit. However, there is no evidence that he was paid by the owner (Walter Spencer-Stanhope) or that his advice was taken.

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