Meet The Harveys

What does Barnsley’s linen industry have in common with famous Old Master paintings from the 17th century? To find out, visit our fascinating and fun spring exhibition at Experience Barnsley.

A big world of gift ideas

Take a look at our online shop. Here you will find lots of unique gift ideas many with a Barnsley theme.

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.

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.

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Family fun this February half term at Barnsley Museums

There is lots of fun to be had at Barnsley Museums this February half term. Families can take part in everything from pottery making, Victorian baking, character disco to arts, crafts and nature trails.

Experience Barnsley

You are invited to Meet the Harveys

Experience Barnsley will be revealing more about one of the town’s most influential and generous families at their new exhibition, Meet the Harveys. On display from Wednesday, 3 February until Wednesday, 20 April will be a history of the family, along with highlights from their stunning collection of artworks. These include old masters by artists such as Canaletto and Hogarth, gifted to the people of the borough.

Experience Barnsley