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Barnsley Museums invites you to the online film premier of ‘Barnsley – A portrait of the town and its people’

Barnsley Museums are launching their first online film premier with a free showing of ‘Barnsley – A portrait of the town and its people’. The iconic film will be screened on Wednesday, 15 April at 7pm via their Facebook page @ExperienceBarnsley. Taking place as part of their wider digital programme, which will keep people connected and create communities while at home, it is a unique and heart-warming look at life in the town during the early 1960s.

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Cooper Gallery

Don’t fall to pieces! Join the Barnsley Museums global jigsaw challenge!

Hundreds of people around the world are pondering over a different kind of puzzle. A daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by an outstanding art collection from a gallery in South Yorkshire. People from near and far look forward to the daily challenge brought to them by the Cooper Gallery, an exciting art space in Barnsley. But it’s not just for fun…. a healthy competition has begun online with people sharing their quickest times. Museums as far away as Brazil have been encouraging their followers to get involved.

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Experience Barnsley

Significant book relating to leading local figure is donated to Barnsley Archives and local studies

An important manuscript tribute book relating to leading local figure Sir Walter Spencer-Stanhope (1827-1911) of Cannon Hall has been generously purchased by the Friends of Barnsley Archives and added to their outstanding collections. The book, which is now available to researchers, features tributes to Sir Walter and obituaries from newspapers all over the country offering a glimpse into his social standing as a highly regarded politician, campaigner and philanthropist.

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Cannon Hall

Parkland Update

We understand how important the parkland is to visitors and taking this into consideration further work has taken place to find an alternative solution which will allow some of the parkland to be reopened on Saturday, 18 January. This will provide a safe access route through the parkland to Cannon Hall farm via the main path from the Cannon Hall, Museum Park and Gardens car park towards the Hall.

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Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall, Park and Gardens closes for five weeks as transformational changes take place

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, the well-loved visitor attraction, will be closed for five weeks from immediate effect as spectacular changes take place in the parkland as part of the £3 million Parks for People Project. The project, which has been made possible through the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and its players, will see the historic parklands returned to their former Georgian splendour.

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Cannon Hall

LANDMARK PROJECT SEES NEW HOME IN BARNSLEY FOR RARE DE MORGAN VASE

Cannon Hall museum, park and gardens will soon be home to a rare William De Morgan vase, which will add to the already outstanding collection found in the upper rooms of the stunning Georgian Country House. A pioneering project funded by the Museums Association will see new homes being found for up to 2,300 pieces of art and other objects from the De Morgan collection all of historical and archaeological interest.

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