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.
Advent Calendar Competition
This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!