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

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.


  • 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

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

Cannon Hall Museum
Bark House Lane
South Yorkshire
S75 4AT




01226 790270

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