Venue Hire

Building 21 at Elsecar Heritage Centre is a flexible space available to hire for a range of private and public events.


A unique setting with a rich industrial heritage, Elsecar is an extraordinary venue for special day. It will delight your guests and provide an amazing and theatrical backdrop to your big day.

Newcomen Open Days

Marvel at Elsecar's newly-conserved Newcomen Beam Engine in action, described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world.

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

Striking Dilemmas

Striking Dilemmas, an emotional and though provoking play set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 Miners Strike arrives at Barnsley Council-run Elsecar Heritage on Thursday, 15 October.


Barnsley Heritage Open Days

An exciting programme of free tours and drop in events will be on offer at the Barnsley Heritage Open Days. At the various activities, which are taking place between Thursday, 10 and Sunday, 13 September, visitors can find out more about the town’s history as well as the great museums and galleries.



Visitors to Elsecar are in for a treat with the arrival of Elsecar by the Sea. The event, which takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, will bring all the fun of the seaside to the quaint historic site, once Earl Fitzwilliam’s village of iron and coal.