Artists and Adventurers

From the wonderful art collections at the Cooper Gallery and Cannon Hall Museum, this exhibition brings together paintings, ceramics, and glass by great women artists. Free admission

Seascapes and Riverviews

A brand new and breathtaking display of artworks from the fine art collection at Cooper Gallery. From a dramatic hurricane by Eugene Isabey to a delicate view of the Tigris by David Muirhead Bone, enjoy being swept away or simply glide through more of Barnsley’s excellent art.

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.

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 25 October.

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.

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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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Latest News

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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Three new exhibitions open at Barnsley Museums this autumn

Barnsley Museums continue their run of showcasing high calibre art with three new exhibitions opening at the Cooper Gallery. On Saturday 15 September ‘Artists and Adventurers: Women Who Dared to Create’ launches at the Cooper Gallery.

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Paw'fect new exhibition opens in Barnsley

Visitors filled the Cooper Gallery at the weekend to celebrate the launch of the family-friendly exhibition. They were treated to storytelling in a specially built glade, outdoor games, craft activities, live piano music and a teddy bears picnic.

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