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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Wed 25th Sep

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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Sat 12th Oct

Autumn Tree Walk

Join us for a fascinating ‘walk and talk’ tour of Cannon Hall’s most interesting trees. Find out their botanical names and discover the history of the tree as a species.

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Fri 28th Aug - Thu 22nd Oct

International Garden Photography of The Year 2020

We are proud to host to the 13th annual IGPOTY exhibition - content will be displayed on all weather outdoor structures. It will be the first time work will be exhibited in our stunning outdoor space. From delicate garden scenes to detailed close-ups of horticulture - the images are truly a sight to behold.

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