Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
Town Hall
Church Street
South Yorkshire
S70 2TA





01226 773950

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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.

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

Admission to the Museum and Discovery Centre is free.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm

10am to 4pm

11am to 4pm

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Departure of the Penistone volunteers, 1915

The Road to War

  • 22 September 2014 — 11 January 2015

Marking the centenary of the First World War, the first in a series of three exhibitions at Experience Barnsley tells the story of the First World War through the eyes of local people. The exhibition explores the first year of the conflict, looking at local recruitment and the fever of call-up for Barnsley’s soldiers. Most people thought it would be over by Christmas.

In following exhibitions in 2016 and 2018 we will follow their journey, through call up to armistice and discover how the war affected their lives and the lives of their families at home.

Suitable for

  • Any age