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 day for an explore. Come down to the Newcomen Engine Open Day, with free tours, kids activities, working models & films. Find out all about the 220-year old engine and its restoration. Come down between 10am & 4pm!

Elsecar's cafés & shops are open too, Playmania is a huge indoor play-space, and the park (with fantastic play-area), reservoir & canal are all well worth discovering.

Apr 23rd 5:54am • No Comments

-- Newcomen Engine Open Day, Wednesday (tomorrow), 10am to 4pm --

What a fantastic day it's been today, lots of kids getting stuck in at the Visitor Centre, making family trees & much more.

Tomorrow, we've got guided tours of Elsecar's mighty Newcomen Engine (find out more about the restoration of what's been called 'the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world'), watch films of Elsecar's underground (and now under-water - we had to use a submarine!) Georgian mine-workings, enjoy kids activities & watch working models all day.

Of course, all the shops, cafes, Playmania and more open too..

Apr 22nd 7:31pm • No Comments

--- Newcomen Engine Open Day, Wednesday, FREE, 10am to 4pm ---

Kids activities, working models, guided tours, under-water film footage of the 1790s mineshaft & much more.

Free village tour at 2pm - discover the proud stories of Elsecar's colliers & ironworkers over 300 years.

Apr 21st 10:06am • No Comments

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