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.

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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The Big Draw Doodle Day at Experience Barnsley

Artists will be taking over the galleries at Experience Barnsley for The Big Draw Doodle Day and visitors are invited to come along and join in the fun. On Saturday 17 October, the gallery floor will be filled with paper ready for a mass doodling session. Families can get creative and take part in drawing games and for budding cartoonists there will be a giant cartoon strip to complete, inspired by the current Gerald Scarfe exhibition: Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings.

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Pieces of local history presented to the people of Barnsley for safe-keeping

Two pieces of local history are being loaned to the award winning museum Experience Barnsley by the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. The artefacts that are kindly being lent are the Barnsley Chamber of Commerce Presidential Medal from 1882 and the plaque from the original Chambers building, which is now the police station on Westgate.

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Create Cartoon Selfies at Experience Barnsley

Visitors are invited to come along to Experience Barnsley, where they can create their own cartoon selfies. The free activity is taking place in conjunction with the exciting new exhibition arriving at the award winning museum, Gerald Scarfe – Milk Snatcher, The Thatcher Drawings.

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