Arts and Culture in Barnsley
With a past as rich as Barnsley’s, visitors would do well to visit historical hotspots such as Elsecar Heritage Centre, Cannon Hall and Pot House Hamlet for a fascinating day learning about Barnsley’s glassworks and coal industries, taking part in workshops and visiting the petting farms. Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is ideal for those seeking a more in-depth knowledge of the town’s past, and offers interactive components for families with children.
The Cooper Gallery is home to both local and world-famous art, featuring work from the likes of Picasso, and those with a preference for live art will feel right at home at The Civic. Built in 1877 as a public hall, it was repurposed into Barnsley Civic Theatre in 1962. Nowadays the theatre showcases the best of local and national theatre productions, comedy acts, live music, dance performances and exhibitions.