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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

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

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

Barnsley “goes wild” for Brian Wildsmith

19th April 2024
The World of Brian Wildsmith: a new exhibition of art and illustrations will enchant children and parents alike. World-renowned children’s book author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith will be celebrated through a season of exhibitions spanning two of Barnsley Museums fantastic … Continue reading

Tesco Stronger 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

Elsecar Heritage Centre is getting a makeover!

Early this summer, a major project will begin to improve our wonderful heritage attraction at Elsecar, conserving buildings and creating new spaces for people to enjoy. Through the project, new creative studios in unused historic spaces, new museum galleries co-curated … Continue reading

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21st March 2024
In our Easter edition we’re delighted to share with you everything happening around Barnsley and at Barnsley Museum sites this month. Find out about all the latest exhibitions, news and events happening throughout March & April that you, your family & friends … Continue reading

The Cooper Gallery launches new online tour

The Cooper Gallery has launched a new interactive digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  The Bloomberg Connects app, available for download from Google Play or the App Store, makes the gallery and its … Continue reading