Allegories of the Senses

Allegories of the Senses is an exciting new exhibition to the Gallery focusing on the senses.

Barnsley Museums Digital Survey

We are carrying out this survey to better understand our digital audiences. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will be invaluable to us to evaluate the impact of our digital work during COVID-19. To complete the survey click here


Why not ponder over a different kind of puzzle, a daily, digital dose of jigsaw fun inspired by the Cooper Gallery collections

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.

Resources for schools

We invite you to explore an exciting new suite of digital resources for schools and home learners, linked to each of our five sites and covering many different areas of the primary curriculum.

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

The Cooper Gallery shortlisted for national award for its lock-down activities

The Cooper Gallery has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, it was announced today. Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year, the charity asked families and museums to vote for what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown. A panel of museum experts whittled down over 400 nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums.

Cooper Gallery