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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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‘Know Your Neighbourhood’ project

Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust was awarded funding from Historic England as part of the ‘Know Your Neighbourhood’ program, to deliver activities aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation, building on the work of the Eldon Street High Street Heritage … Continue reading

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Medieval Mayhem

Head to Monk Bretton Priory on the 18th or 19th May to explore life from the 12th Century onwards.  Find out about how battles were fought and won, how armour and weaponry developed through the ages. Learn about the lives … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Monument at Wentworth Castle Gardens  

If you have been walking in the parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens, you may well have noticed or even walked past an obelisk, known as the Queen Anne monument.   Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, was a loyal supporter of Queen … Continue reading

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The silver screen comes to life at Cannon Hall with the opening of their latest exhibition.

Cannon Hall Museum will become the backdrop to a movie set with the arrival of its new exhibition. ‘Costume from the Classics’ will open at the Museum, the set is a Georgian Country House, on Friday, 24 May and run … Continue reading

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Historic Engine Ready to Mark a Special Year at Elsecar Colliery

The world’s oldest steam engine that remains where originally built is ready to celebrate a special anniversary this year, thanks to local volunteers. The Newcomen Beam Engine, the oldest steam engine in the world still in its original location, is … Continue reading

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Conservation Update – Brierley Parish Council Minute books

Here is another update from Paul Stebbing, Archives and Local Studies Manager, about the conservation of the minute books of the former Brierley Parish Council. “During 2023 we continued to have repair work done on the minute books of the … Continue reading

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Bring your piece of treasure and share your stories of Barnsley. 

Barnsley Council are on a mission to find out what culture means to the people of the borough.   Culture is not just about arts and heritage, it’s about everything that makes us who we are and connects us to our … Continue reading

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Barnsley Museums and Heritage Doncaster Receive Funding to Support Community Wellbeing through Arts and Heritage 

A joint project by Barnsley Museums and Heritage Doncaster has received generous funding from the Association of Independent Museums Connected Communities fund.  The project will offer free arts and heritage activities for older people who are lonely or isolated in … Continue reading

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Barnsley Museums”What’s On” Guide

Check out the latest “What’s On” guide highlighting what’s going on from May to August 2024 across the Barnsley borough. Don’t miss out on the wide variety of activities happening across our five museum sites including: Download the May – August 2024 … Continue reading

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