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

Check out the modest miners on this picture of Elsecar Main Colliery, early 20th century.

They've covered themselves up to take a dip in the Georgian canal (perhaps they knew the photographer was there), just a few yards in front of our 1850 railway line, here shown packed with coal waggons.

These days, the path in between them is the Transpennine Trail, that spot is a favourite for anglers on the canal and Elsecar Heritage Railway chugs up and down the track instead of coal.

Today at 7:08am • 2 Comments

Did you take any pictures of Elsecar's 1795 Newcomen Beam Engine, during its conservation or during the launch on Friday night? Have you taken snaps of historic buildings or landscapes around Elsecar?

Please let us know, either by by posting or sending them through.

For the best picture, as chosen by our team of volunteer curators in the new year, there's a prize of a free tour of the Newcomen Engine and wider village (for yourself and guests, max 10 people) with our historians, including the opportunity to get your hands on documents and maps, archaeological finds, see places that the public never normally get to explore, and much more.

Good luck!

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