Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket

Experience Barnsley

The life, times and achievements of one of Barnsley’s most famous sons, Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird.

From the son of a Barnsley miner to the world’s most famous cricket umpire, Dickie Bird has had an extraordinary life. From playing cricket for Yorkshire and Leicestershire to umpiring in 66 test matches, discover the many humorous stories and successes of this well-known Yorkshireman. 

Explore tales from the early days in Barnsley and a lifetime of awards, international travel and memorable events. With lots of Dickie’s personal objects on display and a new film about his life, both cricket novices and enthusiasts will enjoy finding out more about this inspiring cricketing legend. Do you know your innings from your overs?

Learn the rules of the game, the many hand signals and see what’s inside Dickie’s umpire’s bag. Visit the umpire’s dressing room to put on your cricket whites, step onto the pitch and learn what it takes to become a world class umpire.

Free entry