Learning Lab

Learning Lab

With a walk in cinema and regular activities for all ages there’s plenty to get involved with. We have a regular programme of family activities, after-school clubs, talks and lectures - something for all ages. Read our online Summer Events Brochure.

Special activities take place during the school holidays, which are constantly updated and news of which, you can find on our facebook and twitter pages.

Hands on activities and educational interactive games are found all around the museum, including in the Making History Gallery, which includes archaeological dig, historical costume and family tree puzzles. For children who like a challenge, we also have our new Museum Activity Trail, which is free.


Schools Programme

Barnsley Museums give children of all ages opportunities to discover new things in special places. We want children to get to know the local msueums on their doorstep and to feel inspired by what they find.

Young people tell us that they like museum visits because they help to improve their relationships with their classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment.

Our programme is work in progress and we want to provide an excellent service which really meets the ongoing, changing needs of schools, teachers and pupils.

View our online Schools Programme.