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Experience Barnsley

  • Barnsley
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Experience Barnsley is a Museum and Discovery Centre dedicated to the people and history of Barnsley. The Museum and Discovery Centre are located in the Town Hall, which dates from 1933 and is a great place to explore, especially the impressive council chamber, and beautiful clock tower.

Discover a town full of amazing stories with a rich and diverse heritage through the huge range of artefacts that include a Littleworth Majorette's outfit from the 1980s, Roman coins discovered in Wombwell, and even leather jackets worn by the rock band Saxon!

For a chance to work with historical evidence and heritage in all its forms, try the innovative ‘Making History' gallery, which has a number of interesting interactive exhibits to enjoy. Explore the archaeological dig with hidden treasures including linen bobbins, Roman treasures, medieval hordes, and a ‘My Little Pony'! Work together to build a replica model of the Penistone Viaduct, and kids can dress up in exact replica Roman armour.

Everyone will love the Learning Lab, which has regular film screenings and regular activities for all ages, so there's plenty to get involved in, especially during the School Holidays.

There is also a café, making your day out complete.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm


Free admission.

Travel & Contact Information


Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2TA, England

Phone number

01226 772500



Click here to visit Experience Barnsley's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Experience Barnsley has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Experience Barnsley is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Experience Barnsley have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Experience Barnsley has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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