Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make is a peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists, every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother. The next meeting is on Thursday 31 January at Experience Barnsley.

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.

Learning

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.

Kapow! Original Comic Book Art from Dean Ormston and Fiona Stephenson

Award winning comic book artist Dean Ormston (Black Hammer, Judge Dredd, Lucifer, Superman) & artist Fiona Stephenson are two hugely successful, internationally renowned illustrators. They are also born, bred and based in Barnsley. The Cooper Gallery is delighted to bring together a collection of their artwork focusing on the process when creating artwork from script, first sketches to finished art. The exhibition also aims to tell the story of the early beginnings of our favourite comic book Super Heroes to their on-screen counterparts.

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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.

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Record Numbers Visit Barnsley Museums

It has been a record breaking year for Barnsley Museums as they have welcomed over 1.2M visitors to their five fantastic sites across the borough.

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The Cooper Gallery’s Space Odyssey 2019

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition, produced by the Royal Observatory, celebrates the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos taken by astrophotographers around the world. The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley is proud to showcase the out of this world exhibition; particularly as it is the first time the images will be seen outside of Greenwich.

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Six cultural organisations in Yorkshire awarded over £1.9 million from the Arts Council’s Capital: Small Grants programme to boost the county’s cultural facilities.

Barnsley Museums have received £125,000 to transform an empty cottage at the rear of the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley into an artist studio space, with exhibition areas and a café. The investment will help to develop digital artforms throughout the studio and courtyard to encourage the development and exhibition of new innovative content.

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