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 79 Barnsley’s Greatest Treasures campaign.

Bolton on Dearne tithe agreement, 1392.

Monk Bretton Priory was the medieval powerhouse of the area, controlling huge swathes of land. This surviving agreement from the 14th century concerns a dispute over tithes of corn that were collected from lands at Bolton on Dearne. A portion of the monastic seal has survived. It is our earliest original document relating to the priory.

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

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Day 78 Barnsley’s Greatest Treasures campaign.

'Café de Galata, Constantinople' by Charles Theodore Frère (1814-1888).

Oil on canvas. Frère belonged to the first generation of French Orientalist painters. He travelled to Algiers, Malta, Egypt, Greece and Constantinople. He was one of the few artists to paint in Beirut, Jerusalem and Damascus. These are mainly views of bazaars, mosques and caravans in the desert. This painting is quite unusual for Frère as it is larger than many of his works and shows an indoor scene. There is amazing attention to detail in the varied activities happening. Cooper Gallery Trustees collection.

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

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Day 77 Barnsley’s Greatest Treasure campaign.

Motor vehicle licensing register, 1913-16.

Motor vehicles were first licensed in Barnsley with the creation of the County Borough in 1913. This first register contains lots of information about those early vehicles and their owners.

The Reverend Thomas Thornley Taylor of Dodworth was the first to register a vehicle, taking the HE1 registration. The archive collections include a complete run of these registers up until 1976 when licensing was centralised at Swansea.

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

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