What's On

Cannon Hall has a lively programme of events that run throughout the year. Families come to make clay sculptures, hunt ghosts, view art installations and experience outdoor theatre performances.

A highlight of Yorkshire’s food calendar is Pear Day, a popular event in September celebrating Cannon Hall’s annual pear harvest. With craft, activities, stalls and entertainment this is an exciting event for the whole family.

Tickets for events can be purchased by searching for us on Eventbrite


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 on our download below for our September - December 2019 What's On guide.

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Sat 29th Jun - Sun 22nd Dec

Cracking Ceramics! Mythical Creatures

Seek out dragons, fairies and beasts at the Museum! New displays of weird and wonderful creatures decorating pots, plates and figurines will open as part of the Cracking Ceramics! project.

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Sat 19th Oct 2019 - Sun 5th Jan 2020

Grayson Perry Spirit Jar

Grayson Perry is best known for his decorative and seductive pots. ‘Spirit Jar’ has been decorated with intricate and highly charged images that subvert the domesticity usually associated with ceramics.

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