Venue Hire

Building 21 at Elsecar Heritage Centre is a flexible space available to hire for a range of private and public events.


A unique setting with a rich industrial heritage, Elsecar is an extraordinary venue for special day. It will delight your guests and provide an amazing and theatrical backdrop to your big day.

Newcomen Open Days

Marvel at Elsecar's newly-conserved Newcomen Beam Engine in action, described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world.

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

Spectacular Christmas lights switch on at Elsecar

For the second year running Elsecar Heritage will be hosting a spectacular night of entertainment at the annual Christmas lights switch on, which will be taking place on Friday 27 November. As well the lights switch on taking place at 6.45pm, there will also be a fireworks display which will light up the historic village.



Some very special visitors are flying into Barnsley museums this festive season. The Funky Fairies will be fluttering around Barnsley Council run visitor sites Experience Barnsley, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage, entertaining little visitors as they go.