Experience Barnsley will be revealing more about one of the town’s most influential and generous families at their new exhibition, Meet the Harveys.
On display from Wednesday, 3 February until Wednesday, 20 April will be a history of the family, along with highlights from their stunning collection of artworks. These include old masters by artists such as Canaletto and Hogarth, gifted to the people of the borough.
Experience Barnsley would like to see any objects relating the battle of the Somme that local residents may have.
The museum, which is operated by Barnsley Council, is asking for people to come forward with possible loans, which will be used as part of an exhibition to commemorate the 1916 battle.
Building works to transform the Cooper Gallery are nearing the final stages and behind the scenes the exciting new look interiors are moving ahead, thanks to a grant of £638,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The main structure has now been erected doubling the size of the existing Gallery space.
An exciting new exhibition combining history, community engagement and contemporary ceramics opens at the Cooper Gallery on Saturday, 30 January.
The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, commissioned Yorkshire artist Adele Howitt to produce new work on the theme of the ‘Forgotten Potteries of the Dearne Valley’.
Improvements have been made to one of the most eroded sections of footpath around the wet woodland at Worsbrough Mill Country Park.
A ceremony has taken place to launch the installation of a new raised boardwalk near the old stone bridge, which will greatly improve accessibility for site visitors
With the forthcoming series of Mr Selfridge about to begin on Sunday 10 January, some of the glitz and glamour from the stylish series has arrived at Experience Barnsley.
Props, memorabilia and exquisite clothing have been kindly donated to the museum by Barnsley born actress Katherine Kelly, who stars in the hit television series.
Winners of the Worsbrough Mill Christmas colouring competition have been announced.
The Mill would like to congratulate Layla Sears, aged 3 and Sophie Backhouse, aged 5 as winners of the under 6 category, also Hannah Sutton and Harvey Hunsley, both aged 10 as winners of the over 6 category.
Barnsley born Professor Joann Fletcher returned to BBC Two on Monday, 4 January with a fascinating new series on Ancient Egypt.
‘Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher’ is a four-part series which explores how Ancient Egypt’s extraordinary story fits together, from nomads to pyramid builders, from tomb robbers to the last of the pharaohs. The result is the world’s most fascinating and enduring civilization.
Visitors will be warmly welcomed to the Worsbrough Mill Christmas Carol Concert on Sunday 20 December.
The free annual event, which has been organised by the Friends of Worsbrough Mill in association with Worsbrough Brass, looks set to be a wonderful event and the perfect way to begin the festive season.
From 1.30pm until 3pm there will be a heart-warming carol concert, tasty treats of mulled wine, mince pies and stollen cake as well as good old fashioned sing-a-long.
Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Worsbrough Mill is a lovely place to visit all year round. During the winter months there are some lovely sights to behold in the country park. The Christmas Carol concert is a great way to start the festive season and also a good opportunity to take a look around the historic Mill building.”
Booking is not essential and for more information about the event please visit www.worsbrough-mill.com or call 01226 774527
Barnsley Museums will be unwrapping a bursting package of family fun this Christmas.
During the holiday season visitors will have a great time at Cannon Hall Museum, park and gardens, Worsbrough Mill, Experience Barnsley, Cooper Gallery and Elsecar Heritage, all operated by Barnsley Council.