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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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.

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.

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.

Elsecar

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley , S74 8HJ

T: 01226 740203

18th century industrial village with workshops, galleries, cafes and the world renowned Newcomen beam engine. A great day out for the whole family.

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.

Westgate

Lamproom Theatre

The Lamproom Theatre Westgate Barnsley South Yorkshire , S70 2DX

T: 01226 200075 (Box Office)

The Lamproom Theatre hosts many plays, musical, one man shows, and ‘Evenings With’ every year, providing the people of Barnsley with an opportunity to enjoy live theatre in their town.

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.

Abbey Lane

Monk Bretton Priory

Monk Bretton Priory 17 Abbey Lane Barnsley , S71 5

T: 01904 601901

The substantial ruins of a Cluniac monastery, with an unusually well-marked ground plan, an almost complete west range and a 15th century gatehouse.