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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Tours of the Site

Cannon Hall

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

Elsecar Heritage Centre

1795 Newcomen Engine demonstrations at the New Colliery

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Pear Day

Cannon Hall

ACDC Tribute - Dirty DC

Barnsley Metrodome

Flavours Food Festival 2018

Elsecar Heritage Centre

1918: The Great War Ends

Experience Barnsley

KS2 First World War and Remembrance Workshops

Experience Barnsley

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.