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.

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

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.

Cooper Gallery

World class musicians arrive to the Cooper Gallery…..it must the Brookestock!

It’s getting groovy in the gallery at The Cooper with the arrival of their latest free exhibition Brookestock. The fun, fascinating and festival themed display will brighten up the dark winter days with a light hearted look at what it would be like if world class artists flocked to Barnsley to perform.

Cooper Gallery