Barnsley Museums online shop

Take a look at the Barnsley Museums online shop. You will find lots of unique gift ideas many with a Barnsley theme. You can also purchase tickets to many of our wonderful events.


Our museums give children of all ages the opportunity to discover new things and feel inspired. Young people like museum visits as they help improve relationships with classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment.

The Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery is an exciting art space in the heart of Barnsley Town Centre.  It is the perfect place to discover stunning art and changing exhibitions.

Events & Exhibitions



Latest News

See the stunning sights of Venice at the Cooper Gallery this autumn

As the summer sun begins to fade, the light, colour and warmth of Venice sails into the Cooper Gallery this autumn with the arrival of their latest exhibition. Venice, Paradise of Cities opens on Saturday, 14 September and is a celebration of the romantic location, held dear by many. The opening also coincides with the bicentenary of the birth of John Ruskin, whose work the Cooper Gallery is proud to preserve in its outstanding collection. Ruskin fell in love with the city, which was an inspiration for many artists, and depicted its beauty through a series of sketches and paintings captured over three decades.

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The internationally famous Caravan Gallery shines a spotlight on Wombwell

Barnsley Museums have invited artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale to bring their unique mobile gallery to the streets of Wombwell. Their bright yellow caravan - a lovingly reincarnated1969 Bluebird Europe - will make its Wombwell debut on the High Street next to Gabby’s Florists on Saturday 14 September during the Heritage Open Day weekend. Further market day appearances will follow over the course of a month.

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