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 here for our 2018 Summer What's On guide.

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Sat 2nd Jun

Portraits Workshop with Richard Kitson

Join Richard Kitson for a morning of portrait drawing with his principal model and wife Joanne who features in many of his paintings and drawings. Using methods and materials such as graphite and charcoal, with Richards careful guidance you will explore both traditional and more experimental portrait drawing techniques.

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Sat 30th Jun - Sat 1st Sep


Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, embarks on a bear-illiant teddy bear adventure with an exhibition inspired by the clawsome world of Bears! in children’s literature.

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Sat 30th Jun

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your favourite cuddly toy to our Bear –tastic Teddy Bears Picnic and join in the celebrations of the opening of our wonderful Bears! exhibition in the garden.

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