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.

Newcomen Open Days

Marvel at Elsecar's newly conserved Newcomen Bean Engine in action. It has been described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world.

Barnsley Musuems 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.

Flavours Food Fesitval with James Martin

Sample exceptional food and drink at this fun day out for all the family. We will be joined by celebrity chef James Martin who will be performing live cooking demonstrations.

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


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Have a scarily good time at Barnsley Museums this half term

Visitors will have a frightfully good time at Barnsley Museums this half term. There will be everything from bats, baking, sketching and monster masks to lantern making, storytelling, terrifying trails and Maleficent's Halloween Ball, plus much more.


James Martin arrives at Elsecar

TV celebrity chef James Martin will be appearing at Elsecar’s Flavours Food Festival on Sunday, 23 October. The spectacular one day event will see the unique historical site of Elsecar transformed into a bustling food and drinks market, offering a wide variety of tasty treats and delicious beverages.