Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre
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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:

Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Archive, Library

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm

Saturday
10am to 4pm

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
11am to 4pm

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Heroes @ Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

HEROES: VIKING KINGS, CONQUERORS AND EXPLORERS

  • 30 April — 14 August 2016 *on now

What makes a hero? Power, bravery, determination? This exhibition from Jorvik Viking Centre allows you to discover some of the hero 'celebrities' of the Viking world. They include Eric Bloodaxe - last Viking king of York, King Cnut the Great, Harald Bluetooth - Christian and king, and Harald Hardrada - the thunderbolt of the North.

Explore how they were celebrated and commemorated and what archaeological evidence can tell us about their stories. Uncover the superpowers of the Viking gods, such as Thor and Odin through story and play.

As well as our exciting new exhibition, let your little ones get hands on in our new play area - a Viking settlement and farmstead.

* This exhibition contains skeletal human remains.

OPENING TIMES
MON - FRI 9am - 4pm
SAT 10am - 4pm
SUN (AND BANK HOLIDAYS) 11am - 4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.experience-barnsley.com/heroes-viking-kings-conquerors-and-explorers

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Rusla the Red Maiden

"RUSLA THE RED MAIDEN" with QDOS CREATES

  • 16 July 2016 10am-4pm
  • 17 July 2016 11am-4pm

Come and hear Rusla tell the story of her brother, who lost the drown of Denmark and how she sailed with a fleet to Iceland, Denmark and the British Isles to avenge him.
Then little explorers will be able to create their own Viking Warrior character, name and story and have chance to act out their tale.
Free admission - please check website for workshop times.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission - please check website for workshop times.

Website

http://www.experience-barnsley.com/rusla-the-red-maiden-with-qdos-creates

Viking Storytelling

VIKING STORYTELLINGS

  • 23 July 2016 10am-4pm
  • 24 July 2016 11am-4pm
  • 30 July 2016 10am-4pm
  • 31 July 2016 11am-4pm
  • 6 August 2016 10am-4pm
  • 7 August 2016 11am-4pm
  • 13 August 2016 10am-4pm
  • 14 August 2016 11am-4pm

Come and hear the stories told by the scalds through the long winter nights in the Viking Longhouse. From Beowulf to Olaf, our Viking storytellers will bring these heroic tales to like.
Free admission - please check website for storytelling times.
Saturday & Sundays 23 July to 14th August, throughout the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission - please check website for storytelling times.

Website

http://www.experience-barnsley.com/viking-storytelling

The Great War on Tour

Tim Lynch & the Great War on Tour at Experience Barnsley

  • 17 September 2016 10am-3pm

Join Doncaster 1914-18 and Museum Sheffield for a talk by Tim Lynch on the Somme. The Great War on Tour will also be on hand telling some of the stories of the men from the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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

Website

E-mail

experiencebarnsley@barnsley.gov.uk

Telephone

Experience Barnsley Visitor Centre

01226 772500

Barnsley Archives

01226 773950

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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