Elsecar Heritage Centre is an Antique, History and Craft Centre offering something for everyone.

Set in the attractive conservation village of Elsecar, Elsecar Heritage Centre is located within the former ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam. Restored historical buildings now house an antique centre, individual craft workshops, and exhibitions of Elsecar's past. Elsecar Heritage Centre is also the ideal location to access the Trans Pennine Trail.

Elsecar Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, although individual shops and businesses within Elsecar Heritage Centre have varying opening times.

Free parking and entry to site, (admission fee applicable to some special events and attractions).  Regular public transport service available to Elsecar via train, (Leeds, Sheffeild, Barnsley, Wakefield), or bus route 66 from Barnsley Station.  Cycle racks available on-site.

Responsible dog owners welcome.

Around Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar Village is an excellent example of an early industrial village with its stone cottages built for the miners and foundry workers now being an attractive feature. Just across the road from Elsecar Heritage Centre you will find one of the prettiest small parks with an adjoining reservoir, popular with anglers and bird watchers.

Nearby is the village of Wentworth with the grand Wentworth Woodhouse stately home and Wentworth Garden Centre.  

Elsecar Heritage Centre Street Lamp

Further attractions at Elsecar Heritage Centre
As well as the regular attractions at Elsecar Heritage Centre you will find a full program of events taking place throughout the year, including themed children's activities and outdoor car shows, fairs, etc. The Elsecar Heritage Railway run a variety of events such as Thomas and Friends, Santa Specials and an Elsecar Wartime weekend.

Building 21 is the Elsecar Heritage Centre's major exhibition / events hall for stage performances, product launches, shows, fairs, concerts and conferences. The venue also plays host to Yorkshires biggest and best monthly Antiques and Collectables Fair.

 

 

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Day 15 of Barnsley’s Greatest Treasure campaign.

Barnsley Distress Relief Fund voucher book, 1926.

The 1926 general strike in the United Kingdom lasted ten days and was an attempt by the Trades Union Congress to prevent wage reductions and improve conditions for coal miners. This voucher book dates from the time of the strike. Each voucher was valued at sixpence and could be used at local shops. The shopkeepers then presented the vouchers to the treasurer of the Relief Fund.

For more information please visit http://www.barnsley-museums.com/barnsleys-greatest-treasures

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Another film of Friday's unveiling of the newly conserved Newcomen Beam Engine, installed at the direction of Earl Fitzwilliam as part of Elsecar New Colliery in 1795.

Now the oldest steam engine in the world still in place. Call 01226 740203 to book a tour.

Film thanks to John Ellis Mourant.

Newcomen Steam Engine Grand Launch Evening 21/11/14

Newcomen Engine Switch-On at Elsecar Heritage Centre - cold wet evening but worth it to see the worlds oldest surviving steam engine still in it's original p...

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Day 14 of Barnsley’s Greatest Treasures campaign.

Egyptian mummy tin: Egyptian Design Tin, Barnsley Canister Company.

From the Experience Barnsley collection, this is one of dozens of colourful and characterful tins from the Canister Company in Barnsley's collections.

For more information visit http://www.barnsley-museums.com/barnsleys-greatest-treasures

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