Forthcoming Exhibition: The Road To War

Marking the centenary of the First World War, the first in a series of three exhibitions tells the story of the Great War through the eyes of local people. 22 Sep - 11 Jan

Coming Soon

Our exciting Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project, 'Service Please! Digitisation and display of the Barnsley British Co-operative Society Archives'.

Venue Hire

A unique setting for events, Experience Barnsley has a range of spaces available to hire including the Learning Lab and Galleries. For more information call 01226 790270.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday

9am to 4pm


10am to 4pm


11am to 4pm

Events & Exhibitions


Latest News

Fabric Lenny reveals the hidden life of Barnsley Archives

Behind the scenes in Barnsley Archives and Discovery Centre lies a world of treasured information, painstakingly preserved and lovingly tended so that Barnsley folk can delve into their past to find out who they are and where they come from.

Experience Barnsley

Experience Barnsley wins LCG award

Barnsley Council's Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery project has won the community involvement category at the 2014 Local Government Chronicle Awards, the biggest celebration of innovation and talent across British councils.

Experience Barnsley