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Experience Barnsley

You are invited to Meet the Harveys

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.

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Cooper Gallery

The transformation of the Cooper Gallery

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.

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Cooper Gallery

Celebrating the Dearne Valley’s forgotten industry

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’.

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Worsbrough Mill

Improved walks around Worsbrough Mill Country Park

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

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Experience Barnsley

Selfridge style arrives at Experience Barnsley

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.

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Worsbrough Mill

Winners of the Worsbrough Mill colouring competition announced

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.

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Experience Barnsley

Barnsley’s Professor Joann Fletcher reveals mysteries of Ancient Egypt

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.

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