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Barnsley Museums”What’s On” Guide

9th May 2024
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

Read our Latest Newsletter

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

Have a Egg-celent Easter!

20th March 2024
Barnsley Museums have lots of “Eggciting” activities happening across their five, free sites. Everything from walks, sports and scavenger hunts to cooking, crafts, and storytelling for endless hours of fun. Councillor Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: … Continue reading

Experience Barnsley welcomes you to discover the Chamber of Treasures

14th March 2024
A new room has been created in Experience Barnsley Museum featuring a small interactive gallery, displaying stories of the town's people and places through objects and archaeology. It uncovers the history and heritage of the town through objects that people have given, collected and most importantly treasured. It features a variety of unusual and fascinating artifacts that have never been seen before, from archaeological discoveries to local heirlooms.

New Exhibition Lands At Cannon Hall

9th February 2024
A stunning new photography exhibition, Andy Dunkley: A Life Imitating Art, lands at Cannon Hall Museum on Friday, 16 February.   Those interested in art, architecture, the military (specifically the RAF), and photography won’t want to miss this outstanding free display, featuring the … Continue reading

Britain’s Best Tolkien Memorabilia

Experience Barnsley is currently hosting the ‘Magic of Middle-earth’, an exhibition which celebrates the genius of J.R.R. Tolkien and if you have not yet had the opportunity to visit in person, you are now able to view it on-line at  The … Continue reading

Half Term Activities at Barnsley Museums

Are you looking for pocket friendly days out this February half term? There are lots of free family activities lined up at Barnsley Museums!! Here be Dragons will be landing at Experience Barnsley: Museum & Discovery Centre on Tuesday 13th February, where you … Continue reading