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

Our galleries are open Monday - Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 10am-3:30pm

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies in the Discovery Centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am - 4pm

Tuesdays 10am - 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!

Can you ensure a safe visit?

We have been awarded the Good To Go status, designed by VisitEngland and recognised by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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.

Will I be able to use the lift?

Our lifts will be available to use for those that require them. We will be regulating the use of our lifts and ensuring that only people from the same group are able to use the lifts at any one time.

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