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A month of celebration planned at Wentworth Castle Gardens

June 8 marks the fifth anniversary of the reopening of South Yorkshire’s Grade I listed landscape, Wentworth Castle Gardens. The National Trust work in partnership with Barnsley Council and Northern College to both care for the estate and make it … Continue reading

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Cannon Hall Museum Showcases Barnsley College Talent  

Cannon Hall Museum and Barnsley College have teamed up to showcase the creativity and skill of local fashion students who have designed and made costumes inspired by the museum’s latest blockbuster exhibition – Costumes from the Classics.  The exhibition features … Continue reading

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Cannon Hall and the Polish Resettlement Corps Presentation

Were you, your parents or family in the Polish armed forces during the Second World War? Or do you live in Barnsley and have Polish heritage?  If so, you may be interested in attending a presentation at Cannon Hall on … Continue reading

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Tesco Stonger Starts – Vote for us!

We’re in the customer vote for the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme which gives projects like ours grants of up to £1,500.  We will use the Stronger Starts grant to replace much loved but now worn-out toys in Experience Barnsley with … Continue reading

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Conservation of 17th Century Still Life Dutch School painting at Cannon Hall

The recently opened ‘Costumes from the Classics’ exhibition at Cannon Hall draws inspiration from the library there, and the latest conservation project funded by Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust is of a painting which has hung there for many years.    … Continue reading

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New public art unveiled in Elsecar

Elsecar, an historic village in South Yorkshire, is home to a new stunning piece of public art unveiled on Thursday, 30 May,  celebrating the history of the historic village and beauty of the Trans Pennine Trail  Industrious Revolutions, a life … Continue reading

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Live History Event at Elsecar Heritage Centre

A unique interactive experience of the past  Live History is a theatre company that specialises in creating immersive shows that bring history to life, using actors, costumes, props, and puzzles to recreate the stories of people who lived in different … Continue reading

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Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Service achieves national accreditation for the second time

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Service, the custodian of the borough’s documentary heritage, has been awarded the prestigious Archive Service Accreditation for the second time by the National Archives.   The accreditation recognises the service’s compliance with national standards and best … Continue reading

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New Opening Hours for Barnsley Archives and Local Studies

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies, based in Barnsley Town Hall and part of Barnsley Museums, have new opening times.  From the week commencing Monday, 27 May 2024, the new opening hours for Barnsley Archives and Local Studies will be as … Continue reading

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Worsbrough Mill Celebrates National Mills  

A day of fun and learning for the whole family.    Worsbrough Mill and Country Park will be marking National Mills weekend with a day of activities that celebrates the UK’s milling heritage.   On Sunday 12 May, you will have the … Continue reading

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