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Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre

Town Hall Church Street | Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA, England
+44 1226 772500
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Very pleasantly surprised by the content and layout of exhibition. Friendly staff.interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
686kathryns
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Fascinating museum

Spent most of the afternoon here, fascinating display of exhibits with emphasis on social history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fiona_W_2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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. Free entry - seven days a week. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm
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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (20 reviews)
“co op” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Town Hall Church Street | Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA, England
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+44 1226 772500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by the content and layout of exhibition. Friendly staff.interesting documentation and photographs

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent most of the afternoon here, fascinating display of exhibits with emphasis on social history. Would definitely recommend and looking forward to a return visit.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

i belive it tells the story of barnsley very well the people the mining and glass industry barnsley football club the markets the pubs and nightclubs the famous people it is well worth a visit.

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Quite a few relics that I remember from my past, brought back lots of memories. Pity there was not more.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Visited here a few weeks ago with my partner and our 3 children aged 3, 19m and 7m as we heard about a Star Wars exhibition that was on and our 3 year old daughter is obsessed with Star Wars. Unfortunately there were just a...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

It is well worth a visit to Barnsley Town Hall Museum. I am a senior citizen and can relate to many of the objects in the museum, especially the toys. There are several videos and commentaries running throughout the visit, some showing the interior of...More

Thank Kathleen W
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Smashing little museum with many items donated by local people. We visited with family and really enjoyed our short visit, there's also a cafe where you can get refreshments and something to eat.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

At times this was like a walk down memory lane which is quite worrying as it is museum. Interesting and thought provoking. Showing local social history.

Thank Shaun r
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a lovely free museum that uses wonderful personal stories and exhibits to bring the history of Barnsley to life. It is spacious, well laid out and has a large amount of interactive exhibits for children, keeping them entertained for a very long time.There...More

Thank 854crystal
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic displays of Egyptian artefacts all with a strong Yorkshire connection. Bizarrely most have been in museum storerooms for many years. A massive thanks should go to Joann Fletcher who curated this show and two sister shows at Coppers Gallery and Cannon Hall Museum. We...More

Thank Nick B
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