We are open!

Welcome back to Elsecar Heritage Centre! The Visitor Centre shop and all of our other fantastic businesses on site are open. Please check the shopping page for more information.

Guided History Tours

Enjoy a fascinating history tour with our expert guides. Discover how the Earls Fitzwilliam created a new model village, with bustling workshops, mighty ironworks, and deep dark collieries. Please book by contacting the team on 01226 740203

Mute Still Air

New Art in Elsecar! We are revealing three extraordinary art installations at Elsecar, each inspired by amazing Yorkshire stories... Open from 11.30am to 3.30pm at weekends and 12.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays near the Ironworks.

Resources for schools

We invite you to explore an exciting new suite of digital resources for schools and home learners, linked to each of our five sites and covering many different areas of the primary curriculum.

Barnsley Museums Digital Survey

We are carrying out this survey to better understand our digital audiences. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will be invaluable to us to evaluate the impact of our digital work during COVID-19. To complete the survey click here https://research.audiencesurveys.org/s.asp?k=158988935293


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. The Ironworks is currently closed.

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 Heritage Railway Update

Elsecar Heritage Railway Trust have faced a number of challenges and in July, the trustees expressed that their best, and only, course of action was to surrender their lease to the railway sites that are owned by Barnsley Council. The railway sites include Elsecar, Cortonwood and the railway line between them


Important Update

Following the government’s announcement on the new national restrictions we would like to let you know that we be closing the doors to the inside spaces of our museums and galleries on Wednesday 4 November until restrictions are lifted