Every day we learn from our visitors and strive to make our attractions the best they can be.

Please see our access vision.

Our friendly team will always be on hand to welcome you to our venues and help you with any questions you may have about your visit. In the meantime, have a look at the information below to help you plan your day with us.

Our staff have disability awareness training.

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Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm during initial covid reopening. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays

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Contact us

Telephone: 01226 775678

Email: coopergallery@barnsley.gov.uk

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We have a Visit England Accessibility Guide

Visitors who are wheelchair users or whose mobility is limited

  • Level access entry from Church Street
  • Lifts available to all floors and outside spaces
  • Seating available throughout the Gallery
  • Accessible toilets are available next to the café
  • There are Changing Places available in the Town Hall and in the Library at the Lightbox, both less than half a mile away in the town centre

Visitors who are D/deaf or have hearing loss

  • Portable hearing loops available on the front desk - please speak to a member of staff for further information
  • Subtitles on films

Visitors who are Blind or partially sighted

  • Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the Gallery

Audio Descriptions

We have audio descriptions of a selection objects from our collections.

We will have a descriptive audio guide of our 'Light and Soul' exhibition at the Cooper Gallery available from early August 2023 until October 7, developed by VocalEyes. This will include descriptive directions for navigating the exhibition and audio descriptions of 21 of the artworks. Please collect your audio device from the front desk at the Cooper Gallery, located in the shop to the left of the main entrance.

Autistic visitors and vistors with learning difficulties or who are neurodivergent

  • We have visual stories for each of our sites
  • We have a 360 tour of the Cooper Gallery available
  • Our garden area is usually a relaxed and calm environment, but please check our events page for details of activities that maybe taking place on specific days.

We are holding relaxed openings at the Cooper Gallery and Experience Barnsley on the following dates in 2023:

Tuesday 30 May
Saturday 17 June
Wednesday 26 July
Friday 18 August
Saturday 16 September
Monday 23 October
Saturday 18 November
Saturday 9 December

Interactives will be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it. We can never guarantee how quiet or busy the Gallery might be on these sessions however we will not book in any groups or school visits on these days.

Please note that although music and interactives will be turned down, we do still have a busy cafe onsite which may generate some noise in the entrance to the Gallery and in the shop. 



Accessible accomodation

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We hope you enjoy your visit with us. If you are looking for accessible accommodation in the area here is some information.

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