FREE VIRTUAL TOUR: Experience Barnsley’s Digital Showcase Announces Reopening of City Museums Yorkshire News

Now its famous people, along with its anonymous heroes, places, objects, that define the coal and glass industries, and much more, are celebrated with a free virtual tour of the city’s acclaimed new look, Experience Barnsley Museum and Visitor. Center.

It was released this weekend to preview the renovated museum before it reopens for in-person tours next week, along with other Barnsley Museum sites, following months of closure due to Covid19 lockdown measures.

VISIT THE TOUR: Take a look at the incredible tour through Experience Barnsley, packed with videos, photos, text and 360-degree photo hotspots, bringing the exhibits and rich history of the city to life – CLICK HERE.

LOOK: Curator Steve Skelley took part in a free Q&A guided tour broadcast live by the digital experience hosted by The Yorkshire Post and The Star’s own Graham Walker, to show off some of the exhibits and how it works. Seen by over 3,000 people, when first seen on Facebook, it is now available on demand in HD quality – CLICK HERE.

During the closure, Barnsley Museums has also kept the sites open digitally with virtual tours of its Cannon Hall Museum and permanent collections De Morgan Gallery: A Family of Artists and Cracking Ceramics, Worsbrough Mill and a very popular temporary exhibition of I Grew Up In The 80s at Experience Barnsley. He has also offered live tours, talks, demos, created online posts, podcasts, audio descriptions, videos and has made world headlines with coverage as far away as Australia for his puzzles of artworks, museum objects and places.

For all that, and more, it has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards alongside powerful organizations such as the London Transport Museum, the National Trust, the National Galleries of Scotland, The British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The winner will be announced in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 1 at 7 pm For more information, visit

While its doors were closed, Experience Barnsley underwent a substantial update with many new objects and artifacts added.

The museum, which opened in 2013, is packed with memorabilia, photos, documents, movies and stories from life in Barnsley. It is a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to discover more about the amazing district.

Along one side of the main gallery, The Barnsley Wall, has rare archaeological artifacts, object and archive displays, films, and interactives that trace the known history of the area from prehistoric times to the 21st century.

In addition to presenting a timeline, the museum also explores work life, leisure time, and home and family throughout the years. It has continued to collect items since its opening, from medieval finds to Victorian costumes and digital photos of life locked up.

Barnsley Museums receives financial support from the Barnsley Museums and the Heritage Trust. To make a donation, visit

Experience Barnsley Museum and Visitor Center will reopen after Covid19 closes for in-person visits starting Monday, May 17

It will reopen all its museum and gallery spaces starting Monday, May 17, according to the government’s roadmap.

The interior offering inside the museum buildings will be open to visitors for the first time in months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reopening spaces include;

Experience the Barnsley 3D Virtual Tour

* Cannon Hall Museum and Gift Shop: Reopens Tuesday, May 18 (parks open year-round)

* Worsbrough Mill will be closed, but will reopen in the summer (Country Park is open year-round)

* Elsecar Heritage Center: shops, cafeteria and visitor center are open with the Gallery space reopening in the summer.

All museums have been renovated by Covid, offering a safe experience and, as always, visitors will be warmly welcomed, chiefs say.

The museums have been awarded Visit Britain’s “Were Good to Go” safety certificate, offering the confidence of a safe environment.

Curator Steven Skelley gave a live question and answer session to launch the virtual tour

An exciting program has been planned to mark the reopening of the museums and galleries.

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies will be open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. M. At 12 p. M. And of 2 p. M. At 4 p. M. And it will be a much anticipated return for the team, the volunteers, and the community at large. It will work on a limited basis with a service by appointment only. Documents and other materials will be available to view by advance order.

The Cooper Gallery will open with an exhibition of art never before seen in person. ‘The Cooper Prize’ is a collection of selected pieces from the Gallery’s recent art competition. It attracted entries from a prominent variety of artists whose work will be seen as part of the exhibition.

A stunning ‘Beautiful Barnsley’ photo exhibit will be on display at the Cannon Hall Museum, capturing stunning locations around the district and …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 05:00:42