Flavours Food Festival

Join us at Flavours Food Fest on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October. Packed full of foodie fun, music and live entertainment, it promises to be an action packed weekend for food lovers and families alike. Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, is headlining the event.


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


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.

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.

Newcomen Open Days

Book at the Visitor Centre to 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 are on Sunday 27 October at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

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.

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

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.


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.