Venice: Paradise of Cities

This autumn enjoy the light, colours and warmth of Venice in an exhibition of paintings of this beautiful city.

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.

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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Relaxed openings at Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery

As part of Barnsley Museums’ review of accessibility, they will be trialling relaxed openings at their two town centre attractions; Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery. The relaxed openings, which are free, will take place on the first Tuesday and last Saturday throughout January, February and March 2020.

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Launch of the Cooper Gallery’s ‘Bright’ good installation begins with a tribute to Dickie Bird

It is exciting times at the Cooper Gallery, the town’s dynamic art space. Thursday, 28 November sees not only the opening of the newly renovated Cooper Cottage but also the launch of an innovative, outdoor, digital installation in the gallery’s outdoor space. Both are being revealed for the very first time to coincide with the launch of Barnsley’s spectacular winter festival ‘Bright Nights’.

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Calling all local artists - Could the Cooper Gallery be your new place to create?

As part of an exciting renovation project at The Cooper Gallery, two new commercial units are now available for rent to local artists. Launching on Thursday, 28 November the affordable and characterful studios in the grounds of the gallery are part of a wider development which includes; exhibition area, café and outdoor digital installation.

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