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 April -June 2019 What's On guide.

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Thu 24th Jan - Sun 23rd Jun

Cracking Ceramics! Makers and Making

Join us for more exciting discoveries from the amazing ceramics collection at the Museum. We start the year looking at ‘Makers and Making’ in new displays of different materials and decorating techniques, and some of the best known ceramic artists and companies of the last 150 years.

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Sat 22nd Jun - Sun 23rd Jun

Cawthorne Open Gardens 2019

On Saturday and Sunday, the 22nd and 23rd June 2019, thousands of visitors will be flocking to the picturesque village of Cawthorne in South Yorkshire for the Open Gardens event.

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Wed 17th Jul

Picturing the park

Join us once a month to try your hand at drawing our historic gardens and grounds! Led by local artist, Louise, the sessions are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy art in the relaxing and beautiful surroundings of Cannon Hall Park and Gardens.

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