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 online at shop.barnsley-museums.com.


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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Sun 24th Sep

Pear Day

Visitors are invited to Cannon Hall to celebrate Pear Day. The Hall hosts the spectacular free event each year to commemorate the harvest of the historic pears. It takes place in the stunning surroundings of the Walled Kitchen Garden, where the fruit is grown.

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Sat 28th Oct 2017 - Sun 18th Feb 2018

Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey

From Locke Park Tower to the pyramids of Castle Howard and Leeds’ Holbeck temple, Yorkshire has all manner of monuments inspired by the architecture of ancient Egypt. In this new commission, Professor Joann Fletcher has worked with Kyte Photography to capture the imposing and evocative atmosphere of such buildings across the county.

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