Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
Fantasic For Families

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is a fun, exciting and interesting day out for all the family. 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.

Check out our other museums:

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Cooper Gallery

Cannon Hall

Worsbrough Mill

Our family-friendly offer

Experience Barnsley is a fun, exciting and interesting day out for all the family.

Admission to the Museum and Discovery Centre is free.


The entire museum is accessible by wheelchairs and by most mobility scoots. The museum is accessed via its entrance next to Barnsley PALS Centenary Square. Two wheelchairs are also available to use for anybody who needs them. You can get these from the museum visitor centre, or you can book them in advance by calling 01226 772500.

There are two lifts available for public use. There are public toilets on all levels of the town hall, including two disabled toilets and a Family Welfare/Baby Changing Room on the ground floor.

The museum and town hall has dementia friendly signage. The museum and all of our staff are working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly organisation as part of the Dementia Friendly Barnsley campaign, in partnership with Barnsley Dementia Action Alliance and the local Alzheimer’s Society.


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