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

Pop down for the Newcomen Open Day from 10am to 1pm tomorrow. All the shops & cafés are open on site too, and Playmania, and there's free kids mighty bridge building from 11am to 3pm.

The Newcomen Engine was built in 1795 - take a stroll down our beautiful 1798 canal while you're here too!

Jul 22nd 5:48pm • No Comments

Several people have asked for more details about Elsecar's bridge-building past. Was v impressive and will reveal more soon, but this is a particular favourite.

A small number of ironworks were involved in making it, including the Milton Ironworks here. Completed in 1819 across the Thames, and the biggest iron bridge ever built, tens of thousands of people had already come to see it when set out in the fields around the village.

Jul 22nd 5:24pm • No Comments

Come down and take on the mighty bridge building challenge! Free, every day at the Visitor Centre, 11am to 3pm.

Jul 21st 12:01pm • 2 Comments

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