Audio Description of Eldon Street Digital Reconstruction available online

Following the launch of a remarkable digital reconstruction which transports people back to the heart of Barnsley Town Centre in the swinging 60’s, a detailed audio described version has now been revealed. 

It’s part of Barnsley Museums ongoing work to make the borough’s rich and fascinating history accessible to all.

Working with Vocal Eyes, whose aim is to bring art and culture to life for those blind and partially sighted, the film of Eldon Street has been created with an exciting and engaging audio description that details the shops, famous Barnsley Market, cinema, and even original entrance to the Civic theatre, formerly the Library.

Using cutting edge technology often seen in video games, the lively street is brought to life in the most amazing way for generations in the future to enjoy.

Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Barnsley town centre has been through a period of huge transformation and the improvements to Eldon Street are an important part of that development. To see the street brought back to life through the film and gives people the opportunity to reminisce and share stories is incredibly special. The fact that the film is audio described is really important as it allows everyone to experience such a special digital experience.”

The project has been made possible by the Eldon Street Heritage Action Zone, a four-year partnership project between Barnsley Council and Historic England.

To view the film visit