Experience Barnsley due to open 27th June

Experience Barnsley, a new £4.3 million visitor attraction at the Town Hall, opens to the public at 2pm on Thursday 27 June.

The museum, which is supported by over £2.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), is the town’s first museum and it explores the borough’s fascinating history. The museum and galleries span two floors of Barnsley’s distinctive town hall. It’s a museum by the people, for the people.

When the museum opens on 27 June visitors will be able to celebrate the town’s rich cricket and footballing history and even catch a ride on the bus from the much-loved Barnsley markets roundabout which will have pride of place in the museum’s café.

Hundreds of exhibits have been donated by local people ranging from a leather jacket worn by local rockers Saxon in the US to a prehistoric axe head that had been used as a doorstop for the last 40 years.

Experience Barnsley will be open seven days a week and admission is free.

For information about Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre please visit www.visit-barnsley.comwww.barnsley-museums.com or www.experience-barnsley.com.