Things to do

With famous places of interest and some fantastic hidden gems visitors to Barnsley won’t be short of things to do. Visitors can watch a performance at the Lamproom Theatre, view fine art at the Cooper Gallery or take a step back in time at the majestic Cannon Hall Museum.

With a cosmopolitan mix of cafés and theatres, art galleries and museums including the new Experience Barnsley Museum, an engaging museum about Barnsley created by the people of Barnsley, Barnsley has an excellent offering when it comes to culture.

Barnsley town centre is packed full of independent shops, high street stores and is home to one of the best markets in South Yorkshire. Venturing further into the outskirts of the town and its neighbouring villages visitors will discover hidden hamlets with excellent shopping opportunities and farm shops stocked with exceptional local produce.

Bordering onto the Peak District Barnsley has some enchanting outdoor spaces. Why not spend a quiet afternoon at Monk Bretton Priory, explore the extraordinary Yorkshire Sculpture Park, stroll through the landscaped gardens at Wentworth Castle or cycle along the Trans Pennine Trail. Children will enjoy a family outing to Cannon Hall Farm to meet the animals and play on the adventure playground.

Visitors to Barnsley will enjoy a warm welcome, have fantastic experiences and create magical memories.

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Barnsley Town Centre

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.

T: 01226 775728

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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DC Studios

36b Shambles Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S70 2SH

T: 01226 246 918 / 07807125 533

Recording and rehearsal studio in the heart of Barnsley established in 2006. The studio has become a home to artists in the towns thriving music scene. We offer unique recording experiences to professional and amateur alike.

Barnsley Hospice

Church Street Gawber Barnsley , S75 2RL

T: 01226 244244

Barnsley Hospice is a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to hundreds of local people and their families each year. 

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley , S75 4HQ

T: 01226 790545

A charming museum in the lovely award winning South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne. Housed in a reconstructed building, it first opened for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

Team Activ

Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley , S70 2JW

T: 01226 720 700

Team Activ are award winning specialists in the design, delivery and management of innovative activities to improve personal health & wellbeing, team performance and build new networks.

Penistone

Springvale Community Garden

Springvale Community Garden Penistone , S36 6HH

T: 01226 765892

A 4 acre Community Garden in Springvale, Penistone a stone’s throw from the Trans Pennine Trail.

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Cooper Gallery

Cooper Gallery Church Street Barnsley , S70 2AH

T: 01226 242905

Enjoy fine art, special exhibitions and local artists work at the Cooper Gallery, a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley.

Cawthorne

Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley , S75 4AT

T: 01226 790270

A treasure trove of art, military might, Georgian splendour and Victorian creativity set in rolling countryside, beautiful parkland and intriguing gardens.

Les Cadeaux

66 Church Street, Darton, Barnsley , S75 5HQ

T: 01226 387579

Les Cadeaux? gives you the opportunity to be creative and paint your own pottery or make from clay in a friendly and relaxed environment.

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Experience Barnsley

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre Town Hall Church Street Barnsley , S70 2TA

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley