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Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre is an Antique, History and Craft Centre offering something for everyone, with particular strengths in local history, craft and memorabilia and children's events.

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, exhibitions of Elsecar's past and a diverse range of small businesses. 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 4pm, although individual shops and businesses within Elsecar Heritage Centre have varying opening times.


Parking and entry to site is free, though admission fees apply to some special events and attractions.  A regular public transport service  is available to Elsecar via train, (Leeds, Sheffield, 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.

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, outdoor car shows, auctions, weedding fairs, seasonal events etc.

The Elsecar Heritage Railway runs a variety of events Spooky Halloween train rides, 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.

See the Events listing page for the coming events.