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

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Thu 1st Jun - Fri 2nd Jun

The Big Barnsley Build!

Inspired by our latest exhibition, lets create a big and beautiful Barnsley! Have a go at building and decorating with a variety of materials in this all round creative workshop.

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Wed 7th Jun - Wed 19th Jul

Tiny Tots Sensory Play

Every Wednesday morning there is a special box available for play in the galleries. Let your little ones roam around and have fun with light, sound and texture, surrounded by the Cooper gallery’s amazing collection of art.

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