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

An Illustrated Summer

Experience Barnsley

Step in to the Story

Cooper Gallery

Illustrating through Sound

Cooper Gallery

Elsecar by the Sea

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Curator tours of the De Morgan collection

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

Barnsley College ‘Best of’ exhibition

Cooper Gallery

Artists and Adventurers

Cooper Gallery

Seascapes and Riverviews

Cooper Gallery

Picturing the Park

Cannon Hall

An Evening with Peter Andre

Barnsley Metrodome

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.