Guided Tour of the Earl's Village

Join Elsecar’s expert guides for a fascinating tour of the Heritage Centre and immediate surrounding area. Tours start at 2pm at the Visitor Centre every Sunday. Free, donations welcome.

Shopping

You will be amazed by the fantastic range of shops, studios and cafés on site. The Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 4pm.

Newcomen Open Days

Enjoy special 45 minute tours and see the Newcomen engine in action, tour the New Colliery and look down its Georgian mineshaft. The next tours will be taking place next year.

Learning

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.

Venue Hire

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

Weddings

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.

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.

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Elsecar ‘serves’ up a weekend of celebrity chefs and foodie fun

Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be making a welcome return to Elsecar’s annual Flavours Food Festival on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October. The well-loved television personality will be cooking up a storm in the historic South Yorkshire Village as he meets with fans and performs lively cookery demonstrations throughout the action packed weekend. The 5 AA Rosette chef will also showcase a selection of his recipes which people can recreate at home.

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The internationally famous Caravan Gallery shines a spotlight on Wombwell

Barnsley Museums have invited artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale to bring their unique mobile gallery to the streets of Wombwell. Their bright yellow caravan - a lovingly reincarnated1969 Bluebird Europe - will make its Wombwell debut on the High Street next to Gabby’s Florists on Saturday 14 September during the Heritage Open Day weekend. Further market day appearances will follow over the course of a month.

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