Every day we learn from our visitors and strive to make our attractions the best they can be.

Please see our access vision

Our friendly team will always be on hand to welcome you to our venues and help you with any questions you may have about your visit. In the meantime, have a look at the information below to help you plan your day with us.

Free admission

Your Covid questions answered

There is a bus stop close to the main entrance on Forge Lane on the route between Barnsley and Sheffield - please take the number 66 bus.

There is also a railway station with trains from Barnsley Interchange or from Sheffield stopping at Elsecar. The walk from the train station is approximately 15 minutes and is downhill to the Centre however, it is an uphill walk back to the Station.

If you visit the Centre on an event day, the nearest cash point is at the Premier shop nearby to Elsecar train station.

Contact us

Visitor enquiries: 01226 740203

Email: elsecarheritagecentre@barnsley.gov.uk  

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Visitors who are wheelchair users or whose mobility is limited

  • There is level or step free access to different parts of the Heritage Centre and Visitor Centre. Brambles Tearoom has step free access. The Pantry Tearoom have steps down to the entrance.
  • There are walkways around the site with step level changes to access between road and pavement areas. However, on some parts of the site there are cobbles with accessible pavements nearby to access shop entrances.
  • Lifts are available to the top floor in the Visitor Centre, Antiques Centre, Heritage Interiors, and the White Yard Bridal Boutique.  
  • Outdoor and indoor seating is available throughout the Heritage Centre.
  • There is an Accessible toilet available in the two toilet blocks on site in John Hartop Square and Blacksmith’s Square. Also, when the event space is open (The Ironworks), there is also an accessible toilet in that building.
  • Baby Changing facilities are available in the Ladies toilets in Blacksmith Square, the Accessible toilet in John Hartop Square. There is also a baby changing toilet in the events space (Ironworks).
  • A wheelchair is available to borrow for your visit, please ask at the Visitor Centre (contact number: 01226 740203). 

Visitors who are D/deaf or hard of hearing

  • Portable hearing loops are available on the front desk on request at the Visitor Centre
  • All films in the Visitor Centre are subtitled

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

  • Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the buildings on site.

Audio Descriptions

We have audio descriptions of a selection of objects from our collections. 

Autistic visitors and visitors with learning disabilities

  • We have visual stories for each of our sites
  • The museum is free to enter for all and you can leave and come back as many times as you want during the day. 
  • If you ask in the Visitor Centre any interactives can be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it.

Makaton Mondays

We have a series of Makaton videos with information about objects in the Experience Barnsley collection for you to enjoy.

Accessible accommodation

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We hope you enjoy your visit with us if you are looking for accessible accommodation in the area here is some information

Download file - Accessible accommodation