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

Newcomen Engine and Site Tour

Tours are back starting at the Visitor Centre at 2pm, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are socially distanced, with a maximum of 6 people per group. Please book in advance on 01226 740203.


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’s Independent Shops and Studios to reopen from Monday 15 June

The shops, studios and workshops at Elsecar Heritage Centre will begin a phased reopening from Monday 15 June. Following government advice on the reopening of non-essential retail, the shop owners have been working hard to ensure they are ready for visitors to return.


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.