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

Wow. Over 160 people visited the site of Earl Fitzwilliam's Elsecar New Colliery yesterday, to see our restoration of its 1795 Newcomen Beam Engine.

They included many former miners and veterans from the colliery workshops. Lots of stories and photographs have been shared over the last few days, including this fantastic pic from 1967. Do you recognise the driver?

Today at 6:29am • 1 Comment

If you missed it, have a look at Elsecar on BBC Look North here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04dqcq8/look-north-yorkshire-20082014 Is on from about 22m30s, but only available until tonight.

Big thanks to the BBC and all the other press who came down yesterday, to mark the launch of the new European Route of Industrial Heritage.

They popped over to the Newcomen Engine to have a quick chat about its restoration too. Come down today from 10am to 2pm to check out progress yourself up close: tours at 10, 1030, 11, 1130, 1200, 1230, 1pm.

BBC iPlayer - Look North (Yorkshire) - 20/08/2014


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Aug 21st 5:39am • No Comments

What a fantastic day. Thank you to everyone who has been involved, inc all the guests, visitors, volunteers and staff who got dressed up!

Yorkshire's new European Route of Industrial Heritage brings together Elsecar, Sheffield Kelham Island and the National Coal Mining Museum in a celebration of our region's proud industrial past of coal, iron & steel.

We're also joined by our friends at Wentworth Woodhouse and Wentworth Castle Gardens, who reveal the wealth and power of that great Industrial Age.

Thanks everyone - and remember the Newcomen Engine Open Day tomorrow from 10am to 1pm!

Aug 20th 6:20pm • No Comments

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