Opening times

Due to tier 3 placement Elsecar Heritage Centre is currently closed until further notice. The gift shop will remain open Monday - Sunday from 11am - 3pm.

Opening times - Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar workshops are open all year round. However, the Heritage Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Monday to Sunday, 11am - 3pm

Please note that individual shops and businesses within Elsecar Heritage Centre have varying opening times.

Seasonal Closure:

25, 26 December 2020 & 1 January 2021

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


This includes;


• The Cooper Gallery

• Cannon Hall Museum

• Elsecar Heritage Visitor Centre

• Barnsley Archives and Local Studies


Experience Barnsley Museum and buildings at Worsbrough Mill will also remain closed during this time.


Our outside spaces will remain open for you offering a safe space at a time when they are needed most for moments of relaxation, reflection and exercise.


The beauty and nature found in our parklands and country park can have a positive impact on wellbeing and we hope that we can bring some comfort during these difficult times.


Remaining open will be:


Cannon Hall Parklands – car park, children’s play area, café (for take always only) and toilets


Worsbrough Mill Country Park - car park, children’s play area, café (for takeaways only) and toilets. Flour will be available from Worsbrough Mill via click and collect on Wednesdays and Sundays only and can be ordered online via ShopAppy

At Elsecar Heritage Centre, a small number of shops are classed as essential and will remain open, including Paul’s Natural Foods, Maison Du Biere and our cafes for takeaways only.


Others will continue to offer a high quality online service, deliveries and drop-offs. Selected shops are expected to offer a click and collect service. For more information visit, see social media or contact individual shops direct.


We want to remind visitors that although you may not be able to visit us in person, we are still here for you via our digital channels.  Join us on a virtual tours, experience our collections and discover fascinating stories about the borough at

Stay safe Barnsley and we are counting down the days until we can welcome you again.


For more information about the national guidance visit


COVID Sensory Stories

We have created Sensory Stories for each of our museums to explain the changes we have made during the Covid-19 pandemic, and help our visitors, particularly those with autism or additional access requirements, plan their trip when we can re-open our doors. You can find more information here: