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 June - September 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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Thu 22nd Aug

Clay Creatures

Have you seen the many mythical creatures, lurking around the Hall? Take inspiration before making your own mythical beast with artist Sally Storr.

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Wed 28th Aug

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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Sun 8th Sep


Help us find and record species found at Cannon Hall and join in this brilliant Bioblitz day!

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Wed 18th Sep

Endless Summer Picnic

We descend upon Cannon Hall Park (Bark House Lane, Cawthorne) for a chilled evening amongst the trees. Join us for African drumming and sketching as the sun goes down.

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