Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Visitors will uncover the incredible story of Barnsley told through centuries-old artefacts, documents, films and recordings that have been donated by people living and working in the borough. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore the people and places of Barnsley, ultimately leading them to discover a town with amazing stories and a rich and diverse heritage. Free entry - seven days a week. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm
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2-3 hours
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elainecolville
Dundee, UK39 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Interesting and interactive exhibition of the history and people of Barnsley. Free for both the museum and Slazenger exhibition. Lovage on site too. An enjoyable couple of hours. If the weather is right a nice place to sit and admire the building and gardens with water feature.
Written May 25, 2022
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Brett C
Barnsley, UK30 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Runa through the history of Barnsley, our herritage, our football club, famous people. There is always and excellent exhibition taking place, not always relating to Barnsley.
There is loads to do for the kids! My daugher loves it.
And its free! They just ask for a donation.
This really is something for Barnsley to be proud of and I would recommend to any visitor.
Written March 6, 2020
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Steve
London, UK758 contributions
Very good free museum, shop and cafe celebrating the history of the town. The museum has hands on activities for adults and kids and covers local history, sport, the arts and celebrities. There is also a room which holds temporary exhibitions which so far has included women's role during the miners strike and Barnsley football club. These temporary exhibits are not as good as the main exhibition due mainly to the restriction of the size of the room, on both occasions I have been left wanting a little bit more.

The town has been crying out for more things like this having been left behind in recent years. Definitely worthy of a visit especially if in town with an hour or toe to kill
Written September 23, 2014
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AST
Barnsley, UK9 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Not the largest of museums but with plenty of scope for expansion. The museum has some excellent exhibits of Barnsley history from its coal mining and glas making industries and much more. Some interesting memorabilia about Barnsley FC, worh a visit for that alone.

The displays are well set out and easy to follow and to add to the visual effect there re some interesting videos.

Well done to Barnsley Council for the vision to set this up.

Don't miss the small art gallery attached and the top rate cafe.
Written August 5, 2013
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Mick C
Barnsley, UK95 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
A great insight into Barnsley as a town, not just coal mining Glass , linen was produced in Barnsley in the past and glass is still produced in the Town.

Good cafe on site worth a visit.
Written July 29, 2013
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Philip W
28 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was very very impressed about the amount of research that went into the canister company exhibition and the exhibits. It is a shame that such a wonderful company had to disappear. I recommend this exhibition to anyone who wants to come.
Written April 23, 2019
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Caroline w
2 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
If you're interested in pits it's ok but their display and "local people" exhbits are mostly wrong .A lot of the people mentioned are NOT locals
Written November 1, 2015
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Heidi D
South yorks58 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Everybody should come and spend a couple of hours here. Barnsley has a lot of history that might otherwise be overlooked. It's very interesting and there are a lot of Activities for the children to become invOlved in. It is housed in a beautiful building and what's best is that it's free to go in!
Written August 5, 2014
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24bess24
9 contributions
Aug 2013
Went with some family visitors and was pleasantly surprised. It's small but with plenty of exhibits and interactive stuff for the kids. Made me very proud to be from Barnsley - well done!
Written August 5, 2013
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jayteacat
Barnsley, UK118 contributions
Jul 2013
First time visit today. Actually I returned after an hour to catch up on some of the stuff I had missed. The video and interactive stuff is great
Written July 21, 2013
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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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