The Cooper appeal

The Cooper Gallery Charitable Trust is celebrating 100 years as a public art gallery. It is ideally located in Barnsley town centre.


A vibrant creative art space, the Cooper Gallery is an intimate and unique venue perfect for your special day.

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.

Exciting changes at the Cooper Gallery

Due to exciting changes taking place there will be some minor disruption in January. Although still lots to see please be advised that our next exhibition will start on Saturday 30 January & work will be taking place in the galleries, toilets & front of the building so please call if making a special visit.


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

Volunteers needed for the newly transformed Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery are recruiting a team of volunteers to help in their newly transformed Gallery. The volunteers will play a vital role in supporting the Gallery and there will be a variety of ways for people to get involved.

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Launch of the transformed Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery and its Board of Trustees have announced the launch date of the new gallery which has been transformed thanks to National Lottery players and other supporters. The family event, which will take place on Saturday 11 June, will allow those visiting to be among the first to take a look around the transformed galleries and explore the recently constructed outdoor space.

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