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.

Free admission

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

We're good to go - Visit England

We have a Visit England Accessibility Guide for the Cooper Gallery

Visitors with mobility impairments

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

Visitors with hearing impairments

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

Visitors with visual impairments

  • Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the Gallery

Visitors with autism or learning disabilities

  • We have social stories for each of our sites
  • We have sensory backpacks available with ear defenders, fidget toys and torches - please ask at reception
  • 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 will be holding a Relaxed Opening on Saturday 2nd April all day at the Cooper Gallery and Experience Barnsley Museum, where interactives will be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it.

Audio Description

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

Accessible accommodation

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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 about where you can stay.

Download file - Accessible accommodation