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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Illustrating through Sound

Cooper Gallery

Puppet Design - make it move!

Cooper Gallery

Bears Alive! Puppet making workshop

Cooper Gallery

Barnsley on Film

Experience Barnsley

Gin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

Cannon Hall Farm

A Touch of Little Mix

Barnsley Metrodome

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

Elsecar Heritage Centre

1795 Newcomen Engine demonstrations at the New Colliery

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Family Sketchbook Club

Cannon Hall

History Walks

Cannon Hall

An Illustrated Summer

Experience Barnsley

Biscuit Decorating for Beginners

Cannon Hall

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.