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

Building Barnsley

Experience Barnsley

Golden Tales

Cannon Hall

Step in to the Story

Cooper Gallery

Illustrating through Sound

Cooper Gallery

Film Showing - Black Diamonds

Experience Barnsley

Louise and the Giant Lobster!

Cannon Hall

Louise and the Giant Lobster!

Cannon Hall

An Illustrated Summer

Experience Barnsley

Curator tours of the De Morgan collection

Cannon Hall

Design a Tote Bag

Experience Barnsley

Golden Tales

Cannon Hall

Step in to the Story

Cooper Gallery

Places to Visit in Barnsley

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Building Barnsley’s history brick by brick

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre will be opening its new exhibition the Barnsley Brick Project on Saturday 28 July. Over 150 years ago Barnsley had many brickworks that helped to construct the town’s buildings.