Cannon Hall Museum

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For two hundred years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer Stanhope family. From the 1760's the architect John Carr of York was commissioned to extend and alter the house while the designer Richard Woods was hired to landscape the parks and gardens.

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Opening hours

April to October
Sat to Wed 11.00-17.00
Last Admission 16.15

November, December and March
Open Sundays only
last admissions 15.15

Closed: January and February, but open for school visits, conferences and weddings

Admission charges

Free admission
Charge for some events

Additional info

Friends Group

Cannon Hall Museum contains collections of fine furniture, old master paintings, stunning glassware and colourful pottery. In addition it is home to 'Charge!', the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own).

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

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.

Cannon! At Cannon Hall

  • 1 — 2 May 2016 10am-4pm

Join us as Wellington’s redcoats bravely defend Cannon Hall from Napoleons invading army.

Dramatic battles featuring massed ranks of redcoats, artillery barrages, dense columns of French infantry and rampaging cavalry can be seen first-hand with over 150 re-enactors.

Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to explore the camps of both armies and talk to those taking part.

Alongside the action there will be fun family activities taking place in the museum, park and gardens at this spectacular bank holiday event.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free to access event – premium viewing area charges may apply


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian Servant Visit

Aimed at KS1-KS3 children, this visit is flexible so that teachers can choose from a range of activities that would have been carried out by Victorian servants. Choose between various kitchen, household crafts or cleaning duties. This visit can be for a full or half day.


  • Cannon Hall Education Staff


  • Cannon Hall Education Staff

How to obtain

Call the Education Team on 01226 790270

House Tour

A guided tour of Cannon Hall, led by one of our Education specialists. Content can vary according to your group's needs or to tie in with topics being studied in school.


  • Cannon Hall Education Team

How to obtain

Call the Education Team

Language Through Paintings

Aimed at KS2/3 children and designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented pupils, while being relevant to a mixed ability class. This half-day session was designed by Barnsley's Performing Arts Development Service (PADS). The session aims to use some of Cannon Hall's or the Cooper Gallery's collections of paintings to inspire children to use their literacy skills creatively.


  • PADS


  • Cannon Hall

How to obtain

Call Cannon Hall Education team

Cannon Hall Museum
Bark House Lane
South Yorkshire
S75 4AT




01226 790270

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