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Cannon Hall Museum and Gardens

Cannon Hall Museum and Gardens

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the perfect day out for all the family.

Visitors will enjoy the sights and sounds of the past as they explore the Hall and its grounds, uncovering the stories of this unique place.

Admission to the museum, park and gardens is free although some events may charge a small entry fee. 

Park and gardens

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens is an idyllic place for a relaxing walk, family outing or picnic. The Park is an ideal place to explore with children, with acres of grassland that are perfect for games.

Adjacent to Cannon Hall is the historic walled garden, home to one of the most extensive collections of pear trees in the North of England. A magnificent greenhouse is home to the 200 year old Cannon Hall grape vine, the descendents of which are used to produce fine Australian wine today. Visitors will also discover the remains of the Pinery - a greenhouse built in the 1700's which was designed specifically to grow pineapples and exotic fruit.

Deeper in the landscaped gardens is Fairyland, a beautiful and tranquil hideaway. Built in the 1870's this whimsical garden features arches and pillars built from stone taken from the ruins of local churches surrounding a relaxing pond area.

There is a wide range of family friendly activities available at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens including orienteering, fishing and garden trails and tours. Please contact Cannon Hall on 01226 790270 or email cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk for more information.

Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall Museum is home to an astounding mix of paintings, metalwork, ceramics, modern glassware and furniture collections displayed in exhibition galleries throughout the Halls' historic rooms.

De Morgan Collection

On display in the hall is a hand-picked selection of artworks from the De Morgan Collection. It is an unparalleled collection of work by the late 19th and early 20th century ceramicist William De Morgan and his artist wife Evelyn Pickering De Morgan.

Many of the works have never before been on public display and include grand, sweeping canvases such as Evelyn De Morgan's Boreas and Oreithyia, delicate drawings, curious decorative arts such as a head of Medusa with a gilded background of snakes and of course William De Morgan's highly recognisable, brightly coloured and detailed ceramics. The must- see pieces will take up long term residency in the upper rooms of the hall. 

The collection is the only place in the North of England where De Morgan pieces can be viewed in all their glory on a lasting basis.  This long-term partnership with Cannon Hall forms part of the De Morgan Foundation's commitment to providing wider public access to the collection. Cannon Hall will also become a key member of the network of De Morgan Collection exhibitions and loans in the UK and around the world.

As well as enjoying beautiful works of art, visitors can also explore the strong links between Cannon Hall's most famous residents, the Spencer-Stanhopes and the De Morgans. 

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

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?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.