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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A perfect place for oldies and kids alike. Extremely well displayed artifacts and lots of hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Local museum with different visiting diplays

A lovely little museum in the heart of Barnsley. A variety of exhibits from mining, local... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Town Hall Church Street | Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA, England
+44 1226 772500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A perfect place for oldies and kids alike. Extremely well displayed artifacts and lots of hands on for the kids. The museum / gallery / collection was well displayed throughout - not a stuffy museum as is so often the case. Nothing in huge detail...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed March 10, 2019

A lovely little museum in the heart of Barnsley. A variety of exhibits from mining, local industries, the local football team, schools, olympic winners etc. Very varied and interesting. Worth a visit for an hour or more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lifei54living
Reviewed March 4, 2019

Experience Barnsley Museum is full of local past and is very interesting when visiting . It shows all the past years of different firms including of course the mines and they change different displays to suit up to date interests. At present there is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jack R
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Very informative place for local information. Well laid out and does have hands on exhibitions. Easily accessible. Free entry. Friendly staff. Suitable for young and old.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 60gilla
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Great information of days gone by.It covers the mining ere,Barnsley football club in great depth.Very impressed with the biulding too.I wonder why ive never visited here before.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Spike H
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

For a long time was miners offices known as Arthur's Castle . That's Arthur Scargill leader of the miners during the great strike. Lots of stuff here Barnsley bitter, Dickie Birds trophies, story of mining, Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

this museum is all about "barnsley".there is something here for everyone going back to bygone times.i.e the mines,barnsley football club.the town centre,industry.the markets,and lots,lots more,you do not have to come from barnsley either.this museum is steeped in history.so if you come to barnsley visit for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanhowitt
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This museum has clearly had quite a bit of money spent on it and is a great intro to the town. We were very pleased to pop in on our first ever visit to Barnsley on a rather rainy Sunday. Particularly liked learning more about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Housed in the town hall, I found the displays to be poorly lit and depressing. Obviously the museum is about Barnsley, but I felt it did not offer too much of interest for a non-local. Can't see that I'd want to go back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Decided to visit Barnsley Museum as we as were holidaying there for a few days, it is a bit on the small side, but has a great review of exhibits...this ranged from Mining, Steele works, and wire making. There's also a historical overview on audio...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dennis W
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