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

Talk – All Manner of Wickedness Project

Experience Barnsley

Hands on History – Barnsley Cannister Company

Experience Barnsley

Family history surgeries

Experience Barnsley

Sounding Off

Experience Barnsley

Portraits of Dickie Bird – Lorna May Wadsworth

Cooper Gallery

Bright Nights

Cooper Gallery

Make do and Mend Christmas Decorations

Cooper Gallery

Christmas at Elsecar

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Creative Christmas

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Cannon Hall Christmas Wreath Making with Wickham & Taylor

Cannon Hall

Make do and Mend Christmas Decorations

Experience Barnsley

Father Christmas visits Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall

Places to Visit in Barnsley

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Latest News

Flavours Food Festival returns with a bang

The historic village of Elsecar in South Yorkshire is opening its doors to Flavours annual food festival this weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. Packed full of foodie fun, live music, family entertainment and a spectacular firework display, the weekend is a two-day celebration for all the senses.

South Yorkshire village could be England’s favourite conservation area

Elsecar, a small industrial village in the heart of South Yorkshire, has been shortlisted for the title ‘England's favourite conservation area'; one of only 18 to be selected from nearly 250 nominations across the country. The award, by national charity Civic Voice, aims to showcase the UK's best-loved historic places and the local communities that help to make them so special.

Archives on Tour - Local government in Hoylandswaine

Important historic records relating to the former Hoylandswaine Urban District Council have been carefully sorted, preserved and catalogued by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies team. The new records will be showcased for the very first time at a special event on Wednesday, 17 October.