Barnsley Museums Digital Survey

We are carrying out this survey to better understand our digital audiences. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will be invaluable to us to evaluate the impact of our digital work during COVID-19. To complete the survey click here


Why not ponder over a different kind of puzzle, a daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by the Cooper Gallery collections

Resources for schools

We invite you to explore an exciting new suite of digital resources for schools and home learners, linked to each of our five sites and covering many different areas of the primary curriculum.

Joshua's Now Open!

Now open in the stunning surroundings of the recently renovated Cooper Cottage. A stylish café - it will be serving a wonderful range of delicious food and drink including seasonal afternoon teas.

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.

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

Funding brings ‘Hope’ to Barnsley Museums

Barnsley Museums have secured £17,250 of funding from the Museum Association’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund for Draw Hope, a project that will promote wellbeing to young people in the borough through drawing.

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Don’t fall to pieces! Join the Barnsley Museums global jigsaw challenge!

Hundreds of people around the world are pondering over a different kind of puzzle. A daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by an outstanding art collection from a gallery in South Yorkshire. People from near and far look forward to the daily challenge brought to them by the Cooper Gallery, an exciting art space in Barnsley. But it’s not just for fun…. a healthy competition has begun online with people sharing their quickest times. Museums as far away as Brazil have been encouraging their followers to get involved.

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