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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Silkstone

Pot House Hamlet

Pot House Hamlet Silkstone Barnsley South Yorkshire , S75 4JU

Independant boutique tourist destination.

Town Centre

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.

North Sheffield

East Peak

East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP) Town Hall House, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone , S36 6DY

T: 01226 763 373

The East Peak area covers Penistone and District, North Sheffield and the parishes of Denby Dale and Kirkburton.

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.

East Peak Innovation Partnership

12 St Mary’s Street, Penistone, Sheffield. , S36 6DT

T: 01226 763201

The EPIP LEADER Programme 2015-2019 has £1.347m funding available over 4 years. All projects supported must have a strong emphasis on economic growth and job creation and directly support the rural economy or contribute significantly to improving the local rural economy and be based within the EPIP LEADER area.  For further information see www.epip.org.uk

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.

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.

Town Centre

Barnsley Civic

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley , S70 2HZ

T: 01226 327 000

The Civic is a multi-purpose arts centre offering an engaging, contemporary programme of both performing and visual arts to audiences from Barnsley and beyond.