Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre
EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY MUSEUM & DISCOVERY CENTRE
Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of the borough. It is an inspiring place for all the family to visit. There is lots of fun to be had in the interactive galleries and the Discovery Centre holds priceless treasures.
Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore the people and places of Barnsley, ultimately leading them to discover a town with amazing stories and a rich and diverse heritage.
Experience Barnsley is a fun, exciting and interesting day out for all the family.
Admission to the Museum and Discovery Centre is free.
Experience Barnsley Museum
With over 90% of its artefacts contributed by people living and working in the borough, Experience Barnsley is a museum that has been created by the people, for the people.
Archives and Discovery Centre
Interested in finding out more about your family tree, history of your house, or are you researching a school project? With shelves full of fascinating books, intriguing documents, photographs, maps and films visitors are encouraged to browse and discover their own history and that of their area.
With a walk in cinema and regular activities for all ages there’s plenty to get involved with. Special activities take place during the school holidays, and regular clubs and activities take place each week.
Changing Exhibition Gallery
The Changing Exhibition Gallery will host a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, from artistic interpretations of the collections, to archaeology exhibitions there will be something to interest everyone.
Civic Displays and Council Chamber
The Town Hall dates back to 1933 and its beautiful clocktower is a much-loved symbol of the town. Visitors are encouraged to explore the building, and the Council Chamber.
A unique setting for events, Experience Barnsley has a range of spaces for hire including the Learning Lab and galleries. With flexible catering options and a full bar service available, Experience Barnsley could be the perfect setting for your event.
hosting a Haunted House Party
Raise money for the British Heart Foundation whilst having a fang-tastic time! Entertain your guest by playing ghostly games and dancing to mysterious music. Why not wow your guests with these healthy and tasty spooky snacks? If you would like to do some freaky face paints then watch these step by step video tutorials. Fri 27th-31st Oct
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative in the kitchen and making food scarily fun! Whether you want to jazz up a slice of cheese on toast or go full out for a party with spooky drinks and disgusting nibbles we have some great Halloween recipes for you right here. The kids will love getting involved - or have a surprise goulish meal!!