Top Mother’s Days treats at Barnsley Museums

With Mother’s Day just around the corner celebrate the special lady in your life by making her feel loved and appreciated.  To help we have put together a list of thoughtful and memorable Mother’s Day gift ideas that she will treasure forever

Gorgeous Gifts

Struggling for gift ideas? Discover original and Barnsley themed products in one of our five gift shops.

If you’re looking for handcrafted cards, beautiful blankets, eye-catching jewellery, stunning ceramics, or gorgeous glassware then the Cooper Gallery gift shop is the place for you.

All lovingly crafted by local makers they are special gift ideas and ones that will be cherished for a lifetime

Exciting experiences

What mums love more than anything is time with their family, so why not make some magical memories on these experience days.

Saturday 25, March - A drawing & painting workshop with artist Philippa Ashworth, be inspired by Cannon Hall’s stunning landscapes and create a masterpiece of your own.

Saturday, 18 March – Mothers Day Bouquet Workshop,  Create a floral masterpiece for your mum this mother's day in the beautiful ballroom at Cannon Hall, or treat her to our workshop creating a floral bouquet in a gift box.

Thursday, 23 March – Silversmith Workshop, gain experience in using traditional silversmithing techniques to create a set of 3 sterling silver stacking rings.

Sunday, 26 March - Terrarium workshop, Join our horticultural expert for a green-fingered morning building your own terrarium in the North Range within the walled garden.

Step into spring

Take time to relax on Mother’s Day with a relaxing walk in stunning surroundings.

Cannon Hall, Park and Gardens offer historic landscapes to explore and why not call into the Museum and be transported back to Georgian splendour.

Wentworth Castle Gardens is South Yorkshire’s only Grade I-registered landscape, encompassing a formal garden, historic monuments, and a folly. It makes for a wonderful day out.



Tempting Treats

If your mum loves nothing more than a sweet treat, make her feel special with a meal out at one of our onsite cafes. 

Try afternoon tea at The Cooper Gallery or Pear Tree Pantry at Cannon Hall. There are lots of indulgent cakes to try in Elsecar’s delightful cafes, at the Pantry at Cannon Hall, and in the Millers Tea Room at Worsborugh Mill.