Barnsley History Festival

Experience Barnsley Museum turns 5, a Mighty Man Engine visits Elsecar Heritage Centre and Cooper Gallery host a Teddy Bears' Picnic. Download our leaflet today and join in the fun!

May the toys be with you

The force is strong in Barnsley this weekend as one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters opens at Experience Barnsley.

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.

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Archives on Tour! Penistone Urban District Council 1895-1974

Important historic records relating to the former Penistone Urban District Council have been carefully sorted, preserved and catalogued by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies and will be showcased at a very special event on Wednesday, 28 March.

Experience Barnsley