Barnsley Museums Fly The Flag With Two Prestigious Awards

8th August 2023

We are delighted to hear that Worsbrough Mill Country Park and Cannon Hall Museum Park and Gardens have both retained the prestigious Green Flag award, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, and its purpose and aims are:

  • To ensure that everybody can access quality green and other open spaces, irrespective of where they live.
  • To ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
  • To establish standards of good management.
  • To promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector.
  • To recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers.

Both attractions are important to visitors near and far as places to exercise, meet with loved ones, relax and wander. The news that both have retained the award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team and volunteers who have created great places for everyone to enjoy. 

An incredible amount of work has gone into enhancing green spaces and supporting natural habitats. Improvements have included improving woodlands and meadows, planting of new flowerbeds, and installing willow-weaving sculptures. 

 Cllr Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “We are incredibly lucky in Barnsley to have an abundance of stunning green spaces, and it is important that we protect and preserve them. The Barnsley Museums team and their dedicated volunteers do an incredible job in looking after Cannon Hall Parkland and Worsbrough Mill Country Park, and the award really showcased this. We know how much people appreciate visiting and the benefits they can bring to health and wellbeing.”

 For more information about Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens and Worsbrough Mill visit

Barnsley Museums Fly The Flag With Two Prestigious Awards