Opening Dates

Click the slider for info on current re opening times for all Barnsley Museums sites.

Barnsley Museums Digital Survey

We are carrying out this survey to better understand our digital audiences. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will be invaluable to us to evaluate the impact of our digital work during COVID-19. To complete the survey click here

Resources for schools

We invite you to explore an exciting new suite of digital resources for schools and home learners, linked to each of our five sites and covering many different areas of the primary curriculum.

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.

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

Re Opening Dates

Our Archives and Discovery centre will be reopening as planned on Monday, 14 September by appointment only, to book email

Experience Barnsley

Rare volume of maps return back to Barnsley

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies have successfully purchased a volume of fifteen rare hand drawn Barnsley maps dating back to 1800, from a London auction. The maps are based on the Barnsley Enclosure map of 1779 and include details of changes to the town in the years following.

Experience Barnsley