Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Town Hall (Ground Floor) Church St Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2TA United Kindgom

T: 01226 772500

Opening times

From Monday, 6 November, Experience Barnsley’s openings will change until further notice. The museum will now be closed on Mondays, and will open at the later time of 10:00 between Tuesdays and Fridays until 16:00. Opening hours on Saturdays will remain 10:00-15:30.

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies in the Discovery Centre is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm and Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-6pm

Gift Shop

Purchase a wonderful range of Barnsley themed gifts from the Museum shop including beautiful greeting cards, local history books, souvenirs, home wear, children’s toys, games and sensory items.

The Old George at the Town Hall

An independent coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and cakes. Speciality teas plus a fine selection of soft drinks.

Open Monday to Friday 9-4 

Saturday closed for events only.

Sunday closed.


There is lots of town centre parking available close to the museum, many of which are free at the weekend. They include Gateway Plaza, Peel Parade, Sacksville Street and Market Hill.


Do I have to book a ticket?

No just pop along and see us no booking required!

Are there toilet facilities?

There are lots of facilities around the building.

We have accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility available at the venue. 

I don’t feel comfortable returning yet. How can I engage with the museum without physically visiting?

We will be continuing our digital work including virtual tours and events.

Can I Volunteer?

Some of our volunteer roles vary in availability depending on capacity and current numbers, if you want to find out what might be available get in touch with

Who can I speak to if I have a question or need help?

If you have any queries in advance of your visit you can call 01226 772 500 or email