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 Beam Engine in action. It has been described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world.

Barnsley Museums 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.


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

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

All the fun of the seaside at the heart of South Yorkshires

Visitors to Elsecar are in for a treat when Elsecar by the Sea, the village’s annual celebration of its remarkable history, returns on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. The fun filled family weekend brings with it a taste of the seaside. There will be lots to see and do including a community gala (Saturday) in the award winning Elsecar park, beer festival in Milton Hall (Thursday - Saturday), craft fair in The Ironworks (Saturday and Sunday) and steam trains plus much more.


Elsecar go ‘all out’ for and evening with Geoffrey Boycott

Cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott will be making a very special appearance at The Ironworks at Elsecar on Friday, 27 October at 7:30pm. The event, which is part of Boycott’s 100th Hundred – The 40th Anniversary Tour, will be an evening of stories and anecdotes by the cricketing legend.