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Vital Funding Secured For Cannon Hall

5th April 2023

Cannon Hall, South Yorkshire’s stunning Grade II* Georgian Country House and museum, has received funding of almost £900,000k to make essential repairs to its historic roof, to ensure that the museum can share its outstanding art and stories long into the future.  

The iconic building dates back to medieval times and was rebuilt in the 1690s. Since the 1950s, it has been home to an outstanding collection of fine and decorative art for the people of Barnsley. 

The Museum has been awarded the funding by the Museum Estate and Development Fund. It will repair and safeguard the historic fabric, preserving the building for future generations. Adaptations and improvements will be made using the best conservation expertise and will address environment issues by improving insulation. 

Work is expected to last around nine months and the Museum will remain open throughout, continuing to attract tens of thousands of visitors from across Yorkshire and the UK.

Cllr Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Cannon Hall is an important part of Barnsley’s cultural offer welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Free to enter it regularly hosts high-quality exhibitions, events, and family activities. It is vitally important that we preserve this historic building and we are incredibly grateful to the Museum Estate and Development Fund for their support in allowing us to make these improvements to the roof.”