When Spencer Met Stanhope 

14th May 2022

Family Portraits at the Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall was the home of the Spencer Stanhopes from the 17th century until the 1950’s. For the first time, portraits of the family are on display, making connections between the different members of this fascinating extended family.

Stories from the archives shine a light on individual characters, explore familial relationships and daily life at Cannon Hall in the 18th and 19th centuries. The role of the Spencer Stanhopes in both historic events and their local community will also be explored through a series of remarkable objects.

The portraits and objects have been gifted in recent years by a descendant of the family to enrich the Cannon Hall Museum collections with some on show to the public for the first time in many years. 

One of the paintings has recently been restored with the help of donations from the supporters of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust. 

The exhibition runs from Saturday 14th May to Sunday 30th October. 

See the Cannon Hall website for opening times.

When Spencer Met Stanhope