Cannon Hall Museum celebrates their canine visitors by holding a Very Important Dog Day

14th December 2016

As part of their current exhibition, Park Life, Cannon Hall Museum, park and gardens will be hosting their very first Very Important Dog Day.

This interactive exhibition celebrates the importance of green spaces and the many furry, four legged friends who visit them.  In honour of their doggie visitors, Cannon Hall, would like to invite them and their owners to the stunning Georgian country house on Monday, 24 October, between 11am and 3pm.  Here they will be allowed into the Hall for the first time to take a peek. Those dogs attending will be one of the first to have access into the gallery space at this unique one off event.

As well as being able to view the installation there will be the opportunity to have a doggie family photo and pooches coming along will also receive a specially created rosette.

The event is free of charge, however, donations to the Barnsley Museums Heritage Trust are welcomed.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, said: “Thousands of people visit Cannon Hall’s beautiful parks and gardens each year to walk their dogs. The current exhibition celebrates our canine friends, offering their unique perspective of the grounds. The Very Important Dog Day will give owners and their dogs a unique opportunity to enter the Hall for the very first time, take a look around and find out more about the Hall and the exhibition.”

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