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

Beautiful sunshine. Perfect for a trip out to Elsecar!

Antiques Fair. Fantastic variety of shops. Lovely cafés & lots of outdoor seats. Award-winning park with great kids play-area. Georgian canal & reservoir, perfect for a stroll. Steam Railway running today.

Apr 13th 6:26am • 1 Comment

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Apr 12th 5:56pm • No Comments

It's holiday time for lots of kids over the next couple of weeks, and we've got lots going on down here.

Award-winning park & play area, traditional toy shops, family-friendly cafés, huuuugge indoor play-space with slides & toddler area, steam train rides from Sunday, get hands-on and paint your own pots at Paint Pot a Fusion, traditional sweets shop, and free kids craft activities in the visitor centre from Monday, 11am to 2pm.

Speaking of holidays, here's a great picture taken at the station in 1936, one of hundreds donated by local people to help us share the stories of the village. New graphic panels packed with centuries of Elsecar's history will be installed this summer.

Apr 12th 2:29pm • No Comments

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