Barnsley Town Centre

Barnsley town centre is a thriving market town, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The town is famous for its award winning markets, with great high street names and a wide array of independent shops. The town's rich cultural offer also provides opportunities to visit the town as a day out destination and a varied programme of events and exhibitions means there is usually always something going on to do or see when you visit.

The town is currently undergoing major transformation. £120M is being invested in the town centre, creating new shops, restaurants, a cinema, new library and a revitalised market. Visitors to the town will see this transformation taking place and display hoardings around the development site give a glimpse of the journey that is taking place.

During the transformation the town centre remains open for business. A new temporary market has been created in May Day Green and Market Parade, so visitors can continue to enjoy the market. The bright and modern new premises, albeit temporary, provide a great home for the many stalls offering a wide range of goods and opening hours have been extended so shoppers can now enjoy the markets 6 day per week.

Whatever the purpose of your shopping trip, The Victorian Arcade and Georges yard area, is somewhere a little bit special that must be experienced! It provides a unique shopping experience with a traditional feel. Its cobbled paving, tea rooms, restaurants, traditional Irish bar and bakeries remind you of the Barnsley of old whilst it oozes sophistication with an array of quality independent shops, salons, modern and traditional coffee shops.

The town centre also has dedicated events and activities programme to keep the streets animated. The Experience Barnsley Museum and Cooper Gallery also has a range of activities and exhibitions programmed throughout the year. Check out the events section to see the latest events and join Visit Barnsley on social media for regular updates of what's on.

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A thriving town in the heart of South Yorkshire, its centre is a fantastic place to visit for a family day out or last minute shopping trip.

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