Barnsley Museums galleries will remain closed until Monday, 17 May (dependent on national guidance) following the government’s announcement about continued national restrictions.
- The Cooper Gallery
- Cannon Hall Museum
- Experience Barnsley Museum (also opening on Monday, 17 May will be the museum gift shop)
- Worsborugh Mill
- Barnsley Archives and Local Studies
Cafes at attractions are continuing to offer a takeaway service and you can continue to our enjoy our outdoor spaces whilst observing social distancing rules.
Limited outdoor seating will be reintroduced at Cannon Hall, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Cooper Gallery and Worsbrough Mill.
Non-essential retail shops will re-open
- Cannon Hall gift shop
- The Cooper Gallery gift shop
- Elsecar Heritage Visitor Centre (shop only) and site wide shops
- Worsbrough Mill gift shop is currently undergoing a redevelopment and will be reopening later in the spring
We look forward to welcoming people back and have worked hard to ensure it is a safe, enjoyable and relaxed visit on your return. We do ask that when you are visiting us to act responsibly and stick to government guidelines to make it a safe space for everyone.
How to get here
Gift shop Cannon Hall has a fully stocked gift shop selling a range of beautiful greeting cards, local history books, confectionary, souvenirs and gifts.
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)
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 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 - £3
- Coaches (all day) - £5
- Season ticket (also valid at Worsbrough Mill) £100
To plan your journey using public transport please visit: travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges/
Is the Museum, Park and Gardens open?
Yes the inside spaces and outside spaces are both open with reduced opening times. Please see our opening times above for more information
Do I have to book a ticket?
No just pop along and see us! There is reduced capacity inside the Museum so there maybe a short wait during busy periods.
Do I need to provide personal details?
In line with government guidance, the personal details you provide as part of booking may be used to support the NHS Test and Trace process to control the spread of coronavirus.
This data will be only be made available to NHS to help contain the spread of the virus if an outbreak is identified within our museums or galleries. This is in line with other organisations in the sector as well as businesses such as pubs, restaurants and hotels.
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.
You will notice some small changes during your visit designed to make it a safe and enjoyable experience:
- We’ll be limiting the number of visitors to the Museum
- We are maintaining a two-metre social distance inside the Museums
- There will be hand sanitisers available around the venues
- Our shops will only accept cashless payments
- Visitors are required to wear face coverings throughout our museums and galleries, including the shop
- We have temporarily removed interactive elements to limit people’s contact with hard or shared surfaces
- We’ll be managing toilet facilities to control the number of people in and out and ensuring regular enhanced cleaning takes place
- A one way system is in place to prevent overcrowding in popular spaces and some areas remain closed
- We will be doing lots of extra cleaning to make sure they are safe spaces for our visitors
Will we have to wear face coverings to visit the museums and galleries?
In line with government guidance, visitors within our museums and galleries are required to wear a face covering in our inside spaces but please let us know if you have an exemption.
Will you be checking people’s temperature before they enter the venues?
No, based on the current government guidance and advice, we won’t be checking people’s temperature.
Will the toilet facilities be open?
Our toilet facilities will be open, with limited capacity to enable social distancing. Our team will be carefully managing these areas so there may be a short wait to use the facilities. All our washrooms will be cleaned thoroughly and regularly throughout the day for your safety.
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 the gift shop be open?
Yes however payments will be card only.
Will I be able to use the lift?
Our lifts will be available to use for those that require them. We will be regulating the use of our lifts and ensuring that only people from the same group are able to use the lifts at any one time.