Rich in history and with an abundance of attractions and excellent shopping opportunities, visitors to Barnsley won't be short of things to do.

It is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups looking for a day out or a longer break. Located in the heart of South Yorkshire, Barnsley has a character of its own unlike any other town; visitors are guaranteed a warm Barnsley welcome.

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What’s On

A Family of Artists: The De Morgan Collection and Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall

Cracking Ceramics!

Cannon Hall

Barnsley Brick Project

Experience Barnsley

Barnsley College ‘Best of’ exhibition

Cooper Gallery

Artists and Adventurers

Cooper Gallery

Seascapes and Riverviews

Cooper Gallery

Unique Gift Fair

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Tours of the Site

Cannon Hall

1795 Newcomen Engine demonstrations at the New Colliery

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Guided Tour: The Earl's Village of Iron and Coal

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Pear Day

Cannon Hall

Mothers Who Make

Cooper Gallery

Places to Visit in Barnsley

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Latest News

Three new exhibitions open at Barnsley Museums this autumn

Barnsley Museums continue their run of showcasing high calibre art with three new exhibitions opening at the Cooper Gallery. On Saturday 15 September ‘Artists and Adventurers: Women Who Dared to Create’ launches at the Cooper Gallery.

Buns on the run in Barnsley

Children and community groups in Barnsley will be given the opportunity to learn traditional baking skills this Autumn thanks to lottery funding. Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust has secured a £10,000 grant for Worsbrough Mill Museum & Country Park via the National Lottery’s Awards for All scheme to deliver the ‘Buns on the Run’ community project.

Flavours Food Festival announces celebrity chef line-up

Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be appearing at Elsecar’s annual Flavours Food Festival in South Yorkshire on Saturday 20 October 2018. Alongside holding a meet and greet with fans, Jean-Christophe will be cooking up a storm in two lively cookery demonstrations.