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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Town Hall Church Street | Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA, England
+44 1226 772500
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Concise history of Barnsley

The museum is situated in Barnsley Town Hall, a beautiful building both inside and out. The museum... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
tpearson
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Interesting and enlightening.

The museum is a great place to visit and will appeal to all ages. I found the history of Barnsley... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
_megayna
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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 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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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Town Hall Church Street | Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA, England
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+44 1226 772500
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The museum is situated in Barnsley Town Hall, a beautiful building both inside and out. The museum gives a good insight into how Barnsley had evolved. It charts its' industries and the mining history of the town along with many other interesting facts. It is...More

Thank tpearson
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is a great place to visit and will appeal to all ages. I found the history of Barnsley extremely interesting and the exhibits were terrific, they brought back memories of my childhood and of my ancestors. I'd like to go back for a...More

Thank _megayna
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I go into this museum quite often and lately Dicky Bird had an exhibition there. So interesting and a beautiful building. The gardens outside are stunning. Go and visit, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This Museum is in a lovely civic building and is exciting and welcoming. The general exhibits are very interesting and there is a space for changing exhibitions. The shop is well-stocked for adults and children's interests and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I spent the majority of my time on my first visit saying.."I remember that, I had one of those..." what a gem in my hometown. I have since brought my class of year 6 children for a visit and they loved it. We met Dickie...More

Thank Maggi B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There is always something going g off for children in the school holidays and lots of crafting. Water fountains are a great feature on a sunny day, my little girl loves it.....can spend a good few hours there and spend little money 😄

Thank Adele L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to look around. Worth a visit. Many displays which have a lot of history and facts. Good for kids.

Thank Michaela S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an exhibition entitled 'Dickie Bird - My Life in Cricket.' On entering this free exhibition first watch the 10 minutes or so video of Harry Gration interviewing Dickie Bird at Headingley Cricket Ground. Going round the exhibition you can see all the medals...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Spent an hour here exploring the main exhibition and the temporary Dickie Bird exhibition (available until May 2017) and both were well worth visiting. I know next to nothing about Barnsley's past and yet there was everything from Romans to Doomsday to mining and sporting...More

Thank beanpole_traveller
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My wife took our 2 grandchildren to this place during the school holidays plenty to see and get interactive doing things and making things. All of this is free which is great for families who are financially challenged which is quite a lot these days....More

Thank Paul A
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