You will be amazed by the fantastic range of shops, studios and cafés.

Venue Hire

The Ironworks at Elsecar is a flexible space available to hire for a range of private and public events.


A unique setting with a rich heritage, Elsecar is an extraordinary venue for your special day. It will delight guests and provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding.

Newcomen Open Days

Marvel at Elsecar's newly conserved Newcomen Bean Engine in action. It has been described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world.

Barnsley Musuems online shop

Take a look at the Barnsley Museums online shop. You will find lots of unique gift ideas many with a Barnsley theme. You can also purchase tickets to many of our wonderful events.


Our museums give children of all ages the opportunity to discover new things and feel inspired. Young people like museum visits as they help improve relationships with classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment.

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar is a remarkable village, transformed by the Earls Fitzwilliam into a thriving centre of iron and coal. Visitors can browse the Earls Fitzwilliam’s workshops, now packed with shops, traditional cafes, delicatessens and antiques.

Events & Exhibitions


Latest News

Join in the fun as the Look North fundraiser travels through Barnsley

There are lots of great things planned to take place in Barnsley on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 March, to celebrate the arrival of BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul "The Weatherman" Hudson. The duo will be traveling through the town in their attempt to cross Yorkshire tied together, all in aid of Sports Relief.


Launch of the Barnsley Museums Heritage Trust

The launch of the Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust will take place in the town’s award winning museum, Experience Barnsley, on Thursday 18 February. The Trust has been established as a fundraising body for Barnsley Museums. It will not have responsibility for operating the museums or managing staff . The main objective of the organisation is to raise money to support the wonderful venues, collections and the activities and programmes run by the service.


Barnsley will be serving up a smashing summer of ping pong

Ping! the nation’s favourite ping pong festival will be hitting the streets of Barnsley for five fun filled weeks, beginning Saturday, 11 June. Barnsley is one of five new locations chosen to host the spectacular event, along with major cities such as Manchester and Newcastle. In total 21 towns and cities around the UK will see the ping pong extravaganza arrive.