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

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 2020 January - March 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 23rd Nov 2019 - Sat 22nd Feb 2020

95

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

Brookestock

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

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Sat 15th Feb - Mon 17th Feb

Relaxed WW2 Crafts

Take part in a range of relaxing and fun activities inspired by our World War 2 exhibition. Join us in making medals and decorating planes. Session numbers are limited to avoid a busy, loud room so please book a place before attending. Suitable for children aged 5–11, must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thu 20th Feb

Beats Bus

The Hull Beats Bus is a mobile recording studio that provides music and art workshops for children and young people, and it’s on its way to Barnsley for one day only.

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Sat 21st Mar - Sat 20th Jun

WOW! SAID THE OWL

Calling all curious little explorers! Our FREE exhibition for under 5s, bigger kids and their families is hands-on, sensory and lots of fun!

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Wed 9th Dec 2020 - Sat 6th Mar 2021

Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

For the first time, the British Museum has co-curated an exhibition with partner museums from around the UK to display and then tour contemporary artworks from its Prints and Drawings collection. Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now will illustrate how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas, pushing the medium in new directions

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