Relaxed Openings 2024

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

Interactives will be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it. There are a small number of interactives that are on motion sensors and cannot be turned off. We can never guarantee how quiet or busy the Gallery might be during these sessions, however, we will not book in any groups or school visits during these days.

In the rare event of a security case alarm being triggered, an alarm similar to a fire alarm will go off. We will endeavour to turn this off as quickly as possible. Ear defenders are available in our sensory backpacks for your visit. The alarm is less audible in the shop, which will provide a quieter environment.

There is seating provided around the museum should you need it.

More accessibility information can be found on our website -

Dates: Saturday 13 January, Thursday 15 February, Wednesday 27 March, Saturday 27 April, Tuesday 28 May, Saturday 22 June, Saturday 20 July. 

Two of the many collections in the main hall at Experience Barnsley Musuem.