What's On

Barnsley Museums Jan - April What's on 2024

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We have lots of free exhibitions, events, activities and workshops happening at our five museums this winter. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Family Activities

Family Activities

With bushcrafts, storytelling, shadow puppets and more – discover new skills and creative ideas from our online family learning sessions.

Seascapes & Riverviews

Cooper Gallery

Seascapes & Riverviews

A breathtaking display of artworks from the fine art collection at Cooper Gallery.

The Magic of Middle-earth

Experience Barnsley

The Magic of Middle-earth

Journey beyond the books to discover the artistic legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible fantasy world. The Magic Of Middle-Earth is a major new exhibition coming to the Gallery this autumn and winter.

The Cooper Prize Exhibition 2023

Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Prize Exhibition 2023

Open to artists who are born, live or work in South Yorkshire and aims to reward and celebrate excellence and originality in mixed media.

The Wentworth Archives 1948–1978

Wentworth Castle Gardens

The Wentworth Archives 1948–1978

The exhibition shares for the first time, selected documents from the newly catalogued Wentworth Castle Gardens Partnership archive collection.

Sensory Trail at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Sensory Trail at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Experience the garden anew with this sensory trail designed for people, of all abilities, to use their senses in both familiar and unusual ways.

Sketchbook Circle

Cooper Gallery

Sketchbook Circle

Relaxed drawing sessions for adults. Whether you already draw regularly or are an absolute beginner, come and enjoy the meditative nature of drawing and support your well-being with creativity in the company of others. Gentle guidance on hand.

Relaxed Openings in 2024

The Cooper Gallery

Relaxed Openings in 2024

Come along to our relaxed openings, which are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter experience in the gallery.

Relaxed Openings 2024

Experience Barnsley

Relaxed Openings 2024

Come along to our relaxed openings, which are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter experience in the museum.

Teeny Time Travellers Club 2024

Experience Barnsley: Museum & Discovery Centre

Teeny Time Travellers Club 2024

Explore Experience Barnsley Museum like never before. Step through the time machine to take part in a magical adventure. Discover, play, sing and listen to stories in this friendly, weekly session for ages 0-5 years old.