Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home, Heritage site, Gallery, Festivals

Opening hours

The museum is open all year for school visit, events, weddings, conferences, booked guided tours and group visits.

February half-term: April to October:
Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays. Tue to Fri, 10am to 4pm. Weekends, 11am to 4pm.

November to 24th December:
Weekends only, 12noon to 4pm.

February half term to 31st March:
Weekends only 12pm to 4pm

Opening times – Cannon Hall Park and Gardens

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens are open all year round. Please note the Walled Garden is locked every night and also some weekends during the winter months.

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 Hall Activities

Big Fuzzy Fun

  • 28 May — 5 June 2016 *on now

Make a big fuzzy felt picture to play with. Use Cannon Hall as your inspiration and create beautiful pictures of the pretty park and gardens.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • Any age

Admission

Sat 28 May - Sun 5 June.
11am - 4om, free drop-in activity.

Website

http://www.cannon-hall.com/big-fuzzy-fun

Lavender

Lovely Lavender

  • 28 — 30 May 2016 *on now

Visitors will love making a traditional lavender bag in the Learning Lab, using special lavender from Cannon Hall's beautiful gardens.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Suitable for children 5+.
11am to 2pm. Free drop-in activity.

Website

http://www.cannon-hall.com/lovely-lavender

Cannon Hall Friends

Meet the Friends of Cannon Hall

  • 29 — 30 May 2016 11am-4pm

See what the Friends of Cannon Hall can offer you and how you could be involved. There are lots of opportunities for volunteering and helping in our activities the supporting stunning museum, park and gardens.
There will be displays of the planned restoration work, games, stalls and refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Sunday 29 May to Mon 30 May

To join the friends contact cannonhallfriends@gmail.com
11am to 4pm. Free drop-in event.

Baking at Cannon Hall

Sugar and SPice and All Things Nice: Children's Baking Club

  • 1 June 2016 1-3pm

Children will enjoy a fun packed afternoon of baking on Cannon Hall's Victorian kitchens. They will create tasty springtime treats, which they can take home to enjoy.

Aimed at children 4 to 10 years old. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Aimed at children 4 to 10 years old. Must be accompanied by an adult.
1pm to 3pm. £9.95 per child.
Limited places. Tickets available at shop.barnsley-museums.com

Website

http://www.cannon-hall.com/sugar-and-spice-and-all-things-nice-childrens-baking-club

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.

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.

Creator

  • 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.

Creator

  • PADS

Publisher

  • Cannon Hall

How to obtain

Call Cannon Hall Education team

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.

Creator

  • Cannon Hall Education Staff

Publisher

  • Cannon Hall Education Staff

How to obtain

Call the Education Team on 01226 790270

Cannon Hall Museum
Bark House Lane
Cawthorne
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 4AT
England

Website

http:www.cannon-hall.com

E-mail

cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk

Telephone

01226 790270

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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