Barnsley Town Centre

From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the monumental and interactive walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air, designed by Alan Parkinson, have astounded audiences across the globe. Architects of Air has toured the luminaria since 1992 and visited 43 countries.

The Luminarium offers a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour, and where visitors can happily lose themselves. The installation awakens all the senses, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages. Visitors are transported and immersed into an amazing world of light and subtle and saturated hues, for a unique sensory experience, and brings visual art in places where you wouldn’t expect it.

What Visitors Say:-

“A transformative experience”
“Walking through a stained glass window”
“Felt like being inside a spaceship”

The Luminarium is in operation at Market Gate car park. Click below for tickets:

21st September, 12noon - 6pm;
22nd September, 12noon – 6pm;
23rd September, 12noon-6pm;
24th September, 10am-6pm.

Tickets are limited and cost £3 per person (plus booking fee). The Luminarium is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (maximum four children per adult). For further information on Luminarium, see