What's On

The Cooper Gallery has an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, featuring work by international, national and local artists. For further information about exhibitions and events taking place at the Cooper Gallery please visit the events page or refer to a copy of Barnsley Museums seasonal Events Guide.

The Cooper Gallery is well known for its unique high-quality artwork and crafts. Works for sale include jewellery, textiles, ceramics and artwork created by local and regional craftspeople and designers.


Events are subject to change or cancellation. If an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If an event is cancelled in advance by BMBC a full refund will be offered. 

Refunds are not available on events tickets bought by mistake or due to changes in circumstance if contacted more than 14 days before the event tickets can be swapped for another time/event or transferred. Please contact us for details.

For information about forthcoming events taking place at Cannon Hall and other Barnsley Museum sites please click the download below for our 2019 September - December What's On guide.

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Sat 15th Sep 2018 - Thu 30th Sep 2021

Seascapes and Riverviews

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.

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Sat 16th Nov

Virtual Venice

Take a trip in a gondola, visit the Doge’s Palace or stroll round the streets of Venice without leaving the comfort of the Cooper Gallery with our virtual reality tours! Each tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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Sat 23rd Nov 2019 - Sat 22nd Feb 2020


The Members of Barnsley Photographic Society proudly present an exhibition of their work marking the clubs 95th year.

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Fri 13th Dec 2019 - Sat 7th Mar 2020


What would a music festival made up of World Class musicians look like in Barnsley?

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