Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall Museum

Park and Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley S75 4AT UK

T: 01226 772 002

Opening times

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens are open to the public 7 days a week, all year round, apart from Christmas Day/Boxing Day/New Years Day. 

Museum opening times

Thursday - Sunday 11.00am-4.00pm 





Cannon Hall has a fully stocked gift shop selling a range of beautiful greeting cards, local history books, confectionary, souvenirs and gifts.

Pavilion cafe

The Pavilion cafe is located in Cannon Hall Park and offers a tempting range of sandwiches, soups, cakes and pastries and hot and cold drinks. Seating is available inside or on the terrace overlooking the park. Children’s menu available. Take away is also available.

Open all year round (closed Christmas Day).

The Pear Tree Pantry

The Pear Tree Pantry is ideally located inside the walled gardens of the Hall. With a lovely outdoor seating area and offer a varied selection of hot and cold sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies and fresh cakes. They also offer a variety of vegan and gluten free sweet and savoury options.

All of the coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed and they also stock a wide selection of teas. (Alternative milks are available at no extra charge).

They are a dog and child friendly location that also offers toilet facilities including disabled and separate baby change room. (Please note these may sometimes be closed for private functions inside the Hall, alternative toilets will be signposted).

The Potting Shed Florists

The Potting Shed Florists sells a wide range of flora at competitive prices. They are located near the walled gardens of the Hall.

Children’s Play Area

Little ones can let off some steam in our fun adventure play area. As well as slides, swings, roundabout, climbing frames, interactives, accessible play equipment and role play features in the secure play area there are also lots of other ways they can play around the parkland. You will find beautiful wooden tepees, balance beams, and assault courses.


  • Two hours - £1
  • All day - £5
  • Coaches (all day) - £5
  • Season ticket (also valid at Worsbrough Mill) £125

To plan your journey using public transport.


Is the Museum, Park and Gardens open?

Yes the inside spaces and outside spaces are both open. Please see our opening times above for more information.

Do I have to book a ticket?

No just pop along and see us! 

Can you ensure a safe visit?

We have been awarded the Good To Go status, designed by VisitEngland and recognised by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This Industry Standard mark confirms that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Do you have toilet facilities?

Yes! All our washrooms are cleaned thoroughly and regularly throughout the day for your safety.

There is also a space to change facility. 

I don’t feel comfortable returning yet. How can I engage with the museum without physically visiting?

We will be continuing our digital work including virtual tours and events.

Will I be able to use the lift?

Our lifts will be available to use for those that require them. 

Can I Volunteer?

Some of our volunteer roles vary in availability depending on capacity and current numbers, if you want to find out what might be available get in touch with

Who can I speak to if I have a question or need help?

If you have any queries in advance of your visit you can call 01226 772 002 or email