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.

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.

Events & Exhibitions


Latest News

Barnsley Museums celebrate Yorkshire Day

Barnsley Museums will be celebrating all things Yorkshire on Monday 1 August. To honour Yorkshire Day there will be special craft activities taking place in the town’s award winning museum, Experience Barnsley. Visitors are invited to head over to the gallery and ‘Fly the flag for Yorkshire’. There will be everything needed at the craft activity to make a flag to celebrate the proud county.

Experience Barnsley

Celebrating the best of Barnsley

A public art project celebrating the ‘Best of Barnsley’ will be launched at this Saturdays Mayor’s Parade. The campaign, which has been funded by the Arts Council, pays tribute to the people of the borough who have achieved great things and received recognition at national or international level.

Experience Barnsley

Mayor’s Parade road closures

Several town centre roads will be closed on Saturday, 9 July to allow the annual Mayor's Parade to take place.

Experience Barnsley