Relaxed Opening - 14 December

Come along to our relaxed openings, which are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter experience in the museum. 

Interactives and audio will be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it. 

There are a small number of interactives that are on motion sensors and cannot be turned off. We can never guarantee how quiet or busy the Museum might be during these sessions, however, we will not book in any groups or school visits during these days. 

In the rare event of a security case alarm being triggered, an alarm similar to a fire alarm will go off. We will endeavour to turn this off as quickly as possible. Ear defenders are available in our sensory backpacks for your visit. The alarm is less audible in the shop, which will provide a quieter environment. 

There is seating provided around the museum should you need it. Sensory backpacks and sunflower lanyards are available from the front desk if you would like to borrow any for the duration of your visit. 

More accessibility information can be found on our website  

Exterior of Barnsley Town Hall, a white building with a tower