Barnsley Museums revise opening hours

14th December 2016

Barnsley Museums have revised their opening hours, which will see an overall increase in hours opened.

Cannon Hall has new seasonal opening hours, which will see the stunning Georgian Country House remain open to the public longer into the winter months.  This year the Hall will now be open Thursday and Fridays throughout winter, as well as the weekends. It will be closed for conservation works from Saturday, 24 December and reopen Sunday 22 January, a month earlier than previous years.

Experience Barnsley’s Sunday opening hours will undergo a small change and the attraction will now close at 3pm on Sunday rather than 4pm.

All Barnsley Museums sites which include Elsecar Heritage Centre, Worsbrough Mill, Cooper Gallery, Experience Barnsley and Worsbrough Mill, will open one hour later on the first Monday of every month so staff training can be undertaken.

The new opening hours for all the free attractions are as follows;

Cannon Hall Museum

February Half term to October: 11am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday

November to December 24: 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday

December 24 to January 22: Closed

January 23 to February Half Term: 11am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday

The park and gardens are open 365 days a year.

Cooper Gallery

Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday, 10am to 4pm Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Experience Barnsley Museum

Monday to Friday 9am –4pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am – 3pm

Experience Barnsley Discovery Centre (Archives and Local Studies)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm

Tuesday, 10am to 6.30pm

Elsecar Heritage Centre (Visitor Centre, other retail businesses operate various opening hours)

Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Worsbrough Mill Museum

Weekends: 10am to 4pm

Local school holidays

Seven days a week: 10am to 4pm

Worsbrough Country Park

Open seven days a week, all year round

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “We are delighted that overall our wonderful free museums will be open to the public for longer periods of time.  They attract over one million visitors each year and offer a great day out no matter what your age.  The short periods of time that the sites will be closed for staff training will ensure we continue to improve the customer experience even more.”

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Barnsley Museums revise opening hours