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Experience Barnsley

Vikings have landed in Barnsley

Viking warriors will be taking over the town’s award winning museum this Saturday. To celebrate Experience Barnsley’s latest exhibition, Heroes: Viking kings, conquerors and explorers, a band of Nordic idols will be roaming the galleries. Here they will be telling tales of their fierce battles and disclosing fascinating secrets about their eventful lives. People are invited to come to the free family fun day where there will be lots of activities taking place as well as storytelling, crafts and an authentic Viking longboat.

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Cannon Hall

Happy couple receive guard of honour from the redcoats at Cannon Hall

Bride and groom, Dawn Duerden and Andrew Haigh, will be welcomed in spectacular fashion when they marry at Cannon Hall on Sunday, 1 May. On their arrival to the stunning Georgian country house, they will receive the guard of honour from a number of Wellington’s proud redcoats. The soldiers will be taking part in fierce battles in the Hall’s stunning park and gardens throughout the weekend, as part of a 150 strong Napoleonic re-enactment.

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Barnsley Archives go on tour!

The team at Barnsley Archives and Discovery Centre are heading off on tour to Darfield Library. After carefully sorting, preserving and cataloguing historic records relating to the former Darfield Urban District Council, the fascinating documents will be showcased at the local library.

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Artists appointed for Somme Commemoration project

Artists, musson+retallick, have been appointed by Barnsley Council to create a piece of public art. It has been funded as part of an Arts Council grant to support the delivery of the town’s new Public Arts Strategy. The piece commissioned will remember the many brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Somme which took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916.

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Cannon Hall

Tales of romance at Cannon Hall...

Cannon Hall is offering visitors to their Wedding Weekend Spectacular, the chance to win a discounted wedding at the stunning Georgian country house. The event, which takes place on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 April, is a must for all those planning their special day.

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Find out more about one of Barnsley's most fascinating families

A talk about one of Barnsley’s most fascinating families will be taking place at Experience Barnsley, on Monday, 18 April. During the Meet the Harveys talk, which begins at 7pm and ends at 8.30pm, people will discover more about the lives of the generous local family. They will also find out how a collection of beautiful Old Master paintings was kindly donated to the people of the town.

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The Vikings are coming...to Experience Barnsley

Visitors to Experience Barnsley will discover more about Viking heroes when an exciting new exhibition arrives on Saturday, 30 April. Heroes: Viking kings, conquerors and explorers, marches into the award winning museum from the JORVIK Viking Centre, revealing secrets about the celebrities of the Viking world.

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Barnsley History Day celebrates the towns proud past

People are invited to celebrate Barnsley History Day at the town hall on Sunday, 20 March. There will be lots to see and do at the free event, which remembers the borough’s proud and exciting past. It also showcases how people can get involved in local heritage.

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Cooper Gallery

Launch of the transformed Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery and its Board of Trustees have announced the launch date of the new gallery which has been transformed thanks to National Lottery players and other supporters. The family event, which will take place on Saturday 11 June, will allow those visiting to be among the first to take a look around the transformed galleries and explore the recently constructed outdoor space.

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