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Launch of the Barnsley Museums Heritage Trust

The launch of the Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust will take place in the town’s award winning museum, Experience Barnsley, on Thursday 18 February. The Trust has been established as a fundraising body for Barnsley Museums. It will not have responsibility for operating the museums or managing staff . The main objective of the organisation is to raise money to support the wonderful venues, collections and the activities and programmes run by the service.

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Barnsley will be serving up a smashing summer of ping pong

Ping! the nation’s favourite ping pong festival will be hitting the streets of Barnsley for five fun filled weeks, beginning Saturday, 11 June. Barnsley is one of five new locations chosen to host the spectacular event, along with major cities such as Manchester and Newcastle. In total 21 towns and cities around the UK will see the ping pong extravaganza arrive.

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Unwrapping lots of fun at Barnsley Museums this Christmas

Barnsley Museums will be unwrapping a bursting package of family fun this Christmas. During the holiday season visitors will have a great time at Cannon Hall Museum, park and gardens, Worsbrough Mill, Experience Barnsley, Cooper Gallery and Elsecar Heritage, all operated by Barnsley Council.

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Discover the history of Elsecar by candlelight

This festive season people will have a unique opportunity to discover more about the fascinating history of Elsecar by candlelight. People are invited to come along to the tour, which is taking place on Thursday 10 December, and take a magical evening stroll around the historic village.

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Spectacular Christmas lights switch on at Elsecar

For the second year running Elsecar Heritage will be hosting a spectacular night of entertainment at the annual Christmas lights switch on, which will be taking place on Friday 27 November. As well the lights switch on taking place at 6.45pm, there will also be a fireworks display which will light up the historic village.

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FUNKY FAIRIES FLUTTER INTO BARNSLEY MUSEUMS

Some very special visitors are flying into Barnsley museums this festive season. The Funky Fairies will be fluttering around Barnsley Council run visitor sites Experience Barnsley, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage, entertaining little visitors as they go.

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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.

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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.

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