Elsecar by Twilight

Join us next Monday 23 September from 6.30pm for an unforgettable demonstration of our 1795 Newcomen Engine and a twilight tour of Elsecar's industrial buildings and sites. Places are limited so please contact the Visitor Centre on 01226 740203

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 29 September at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

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.


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.


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

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.