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

The Man Engine plans to come to Barnsley next year

The colossal engineering miracle ‘The Man Engine’ will rise again and looks set to come to Barnsley in 2018. After recent news of the win of the ‘Best Arts Project’ in the prestigious National Lottery Awards, it has today been announced that the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will rise again next Easter in an ultimate ‘Resurrection Tour’. On its travels it plans to come to Barnsley.


Who will be crowned Barnsley’s Biggest Banger?

Flavours Food Fest is making a welcome return to Elsecar this October and they are on the hunt for Barnsley’s Biggest Banger! Visitors attending the foodie festival will have the opportunity to create their very own succulent sausage using equipment provided by Andrew Coddy of Coddy’s Farm in Holmfirth.


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.