Mayhem to Monument

For the first artist's exhibition at the newly transformed Cooper Gallery, we are proud to present the works for internationally renowned sculpture Graham Ibbeson.


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.


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.

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Latest News

Barnsley Museums secure over £70,000 worth of funding

Barnsley Museums have secured funding of £79,200 from Arts Council England to help develop their charitable organisation. Barnsley Museum Heritage Trust supports the work of Barnsley Museums and has an active role in fundraising for the five sites which include; Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill, Elsecar Heritage, Experience Barnsley and the Cooper Gallery.

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Urban art celebrates new look Cooper Gallery

Exciting artwork can be seen on hoardings on Eldon Street in Barnsley, which celebrates the opening of the newly transformed Cooper Gallery. Artist, David Cross, was commissioned to use the space, available due to the re-development of the town centre, to create eye-catching art. Two paintings from the Gallery’s highly regarded collection were used as the inspiration.

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