When the Oaks Fired

The exhibition focuses on the human stories of the disaster. Who was involved, how did it affect families and communities and what was the legacy of the disaster.

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies collects, preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.


Our museums give children of all ages the opportunity to discover new things and feel inspired. Young people like museum visits as they help improve relationships with classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment.

Barnsley Museums online shop

Take a look at the Barnsley Museums online shop. You will find lots of unique gift ideas many with a Barnsley theme. You can also purchase tickets to many of our wonderful events.

Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of the borough.  It is an inspiring place for all the family to visit.  There is lots of fun to be had in the interactive galleries and the Discovery Centre holds priceless treasures.

Events & Exhibitions


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Countdown to the Christmas lights switch on

The countdown has begun to the Barnsley Christmas lights switch on. With just under a week until the spectacular annual event, it looks set to be a great evening of family entertainment.

Experience Barnsley

Start Christmas with a bang at Barnsley’s official Lights Switch On!

This year’s annual Christmas lights switch on, which is taking place on Wednesday 23 November, looks set to be another spectacular event. As well as the firework display at 6pm which will once again have the stunning town hall building as its backdrop, there will also be fantastic evening of fun that little ones won’t want to miss.

Experience Barnsley