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 19 of Barnsley’s Greatest Treasures Campaign.

Rudyard Kipling letter, 1912.

Barnsley Librarian and author Frank Taylor was an expert on Yorkshire dialect and corresponded with many authors from around the world. This response came from Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling in 1912, just a few weeks after the sinking of the Titanic.

For more details about Barnsleys Greatest Treasures please visit http://www.barnsley-museums.com/barnsleys-greatest-treasures

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Day 18 Barnsley’s Greatest Treasures campaign.

The Beggar Girls by Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883). Oil on canvas.
Cot studied in Toulouse then based himself in Paris. His classical style was popular and he became a great success in Europe and America. From the Cooper Gallery Trustees collection.

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

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