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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Town Centre

Experience Barnsley

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

T: 01226 773950

Experience Barnsley

Wakefield

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG , WF4 4LG

T: +44 (0)1924 832631

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Worsbrough

Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park Worsbrough Bridge Barnsley , S70 5LJ

T: 01226 774527

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water mill set in 240 acres of tranquil Country Park. With a café and shop onsite, it is an excellent day out.

Transpennine Trail

Trans Pennine Trail

With over 215 miles of trail to explore the Trans Pennine Trail is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

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.

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.

Elsecar

Elsecar Heritage Railway

Elsecar Heritage Railway Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley , S74 8HJ

T: 01226 746746

Visit a steam and diesel heritage railway running from Elsecar Heritage Centre. Regular Sunday trains and special events throughout the year.

Queens Ground

Barnsley Metrodome

Metrodome Leisure Complex Queens Ground Queens Road Barnsley , S71 1AN

T: 01226 730060

Home to Calypso Cove Waterpark, Metrodome Bowling, Fitness Flex Metrodome, Rigby Café & Lounge & the Metrodome Arena, the Metrodome Leisure Complex near Barnsley town centre has something for everyone.

Oak Star Café @ The CIVIC

Hanson Street, Barnsley, , S70 2HZ

T: 01226497350

It’s beautifully simple: we are committed to taste. Keep it excellent, keep it fresh and keep our customers coming back for more. Our food is cooked fresh to order, using locally sourced ingredients.

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.