Barnsley town centre is undergoing a period of change. Projects include:

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An exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Brassed Off being filmed in Barnsley. Featuring Cornelia Parker and Jeremy Deller, the exhibition celebrates and explores the varied and cultural significance of the regions brass band history.

The town is accessed from junctions 36, 37 and 38 of the M1 motorway and has a railway station on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. Barnsley F.C. is the local football club.

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Three years ago Dale Jennings swapped Tranmere for Bayern. Now the Football League's Young Player of the Month is battling at Barnsley

Cannon Hall Museum, Park & Gardens Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens always makes for a wonderful day out, with things to do and see for everyone. Its glorious rooms are packed with fine a...

The nearest airport is Robin Hood Airport approximately 26 miles (42 km) away. There is a direct bus service from Barnsley to the airport; the X19, which runs hourly.

Two wins in 42 hours and a manager glad he stayed put - BBC Sport analyses the big stories from the Football League.

Visit the vibrant Barnsley Market Barnsley has a unique 21st Century Market Town that has a growing reputation for quality. The town regularly hosts specialists markets along Cheapside and Queen...

Speedway racing was staged at a track near Barnsley at Barnsley Lundwood. The track entered a team in the Northern Leagues of 1929 and 1930, and currently have professional speedway rider Josh Bates hailing from Barnsley

The town was in the parish of Silkstone and developed little until in the 1150s when it was given to the Pontefract Priory. The monks built a town where three roads met: the Sheffield to Wakefield, Rotherham to Huddersfield and Cheshire to Doncaster routes. The Domesday village became known as Old Barnsley, and a town grew up on the new site.[3]

Join us this Christmas for a heart-warming, ingenious Yorkshire take on the classic fairy tale, Snow White. An alternative to the traditional Christmas pantomime!

Real Madrid's Rodriguez offered "major role" at Man Utd, Hull caretaker boss Phelan could quit, Juventus want Arsenal's Sanchez, plus more.

Barnsley is served by Dodworth railway station west of the town centre, which is a stop on the Penistone Line, and has one platform.

All 14 secondary schools in Barnsley are soon to be updated and replaced by Academy education centres.[citation needed] Named 'SuperSchools' these new schools are to combine numerous schools in the area.

BBC Sport looks through 26 years of statistics to find out what it takes to be promoted via the Football League play-offs.

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Barnsley had the distinction of playing in the last play-off final at Wembley before the stadium was closed for redevelopment,[4] and in 2006 won in a play-off final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where they beat Swansea City 4–3 on penalties (2–2 after extra-time) to earn promotion to the Championship. The manager at this time was Andy Ritchie, who was in his first season in charge after replacing Paul Hart.

Apart from the club's early years and the period 1921–1934 where the team wore black, the team has worn red and/or white socks for its home games. Again, the design changes from season to season.

Barnsley College is one of the largest further and higher education establishments in Europe[citation needed] and is situated on a number of sites throughout the town centre, chiefly the Old Mill Lane Site, Eastgate House, The Sci Tech Centre, the Honeywell Site and the Construction centre. The University of Huddersfield has recently opened a campus in the town on Church Street besides Barnsley Town Hall. This is known as the University Centre Barnsley.

Ardsley Golf Club, Barnsley, (now defunct) first appeared in the 1930s. The club disappeared at the onset of the Second World War.[28]

Two members of staff at Cannon Hall have reportedly heard little giggling noises and spotted what they think is a fairy in Fairyland at Cannon Hall.

Barnsley have spent more seasons at the second level of English football than any other team and on 3 January 2011 became the first club to achieve 1,000 wins in the second level of English football with a 2–1 home victory over Coventry City. Barnsley are also the first club to play 3,000 games in second-level league football (W1028, D747, L1224).[12]

Animal Magic Cannon Hall Farm is ideal for families with animal lovers in it as it has almost every farm animal you can imagine! They are all waiting down on the farm to welcome you to a world of...

On Sunday 3 April 2016, Barnsley won the Football League Trophy after a 3–2 win over Oxford United of League Two at Wembley.[9]

The Academy Theatre is part of the Take 2 Centre where performances range from comedy, West End performers, musicals and the traditional "An Evening With. ... ".[24] The Take 2 Centre houses The Take 2 Performing Arts Academy, The Academy Cafe, The Take 2 Music Centre and Lynx Training and Development.[25]

As of September, Markmark Productions will the new Theatre Company in residence at The Civic. The touring company are renowned for their work that is a unique fusion of comedy, circus, Commedia and physical theatre.


Wilson's first season brought a sixth-place finish in Division One, which would normally have meant a playoff place, but a restructuring of the league meant that they missed out. They finished 10th a year later before finally emerging as serious promotion contenders in the 1996–97 season, finally clinching runners-up spot and automatic promotion and gaining the top flight place that they had spent 99 years trying to win.

The first bottle bank for glass recycling collection in the United Kingdom was introduced by both Stanley Race CBE, then president of the Glass Manufacturers' Federation and Ron England in Barnsley. According to a BBC Radio 4 edition of PM aired on 6 June 2007, and a web article, the bank opened in June 1977[19] but a BBC web article published in 2002 states that the bottle bank opened on 24 August 1977.[20]

The monks erected a chapel of ease dedicated to Saint Mary, which survived until 1820[citation needed], and established a market. In 1249, a Royal charter was granted[citation needed] to Barnsley permitting it to hold a weekly market on Wednesdays and annual four-day fair at Michaelmas. By the 1290s,[citation needed] three annual fairs were held. The town was the centre of the Staincross wapentake, but in the mid-16th century had only 600 inhabitants.[3]

An Alternative Craft Market celebrating all things steampunk, vintage, goth, geek & alternative!

From the 17th century, Barnsley developed into a stop-off point on the route between Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and London. The traffic generated as a result of its location fuelled trade, with hostelries and related services prospering. A principal centre for linen weaving during the 18th and 19th century, Barnsley grew into an important manufacturing town.

The development of a new shopping centre was started in the town centre in late 2015.[18] Several stores such as Vodafone and Halifax Bank have opened.

Attend this workshop and also get a free ticket to see Molly's Marvellous Medicine at The Civic on Sunday 18 September

The western half of the borough stretches from the M1 to the edge of the Peak District and is rural in character. This western part includes the market town of Penistone and Wentworth Castle and its Grade I listed gardens,[8] Cannon Hall Park and Museum,[9] Cawthorne Jubilee Museum,[10] Wortley Hall and gardens,[11] and Wortley Top Forge (16th century Forge).[12] Pot House Hamlet

The website is managed by Visit Barnsley CIC, a non-profit making Community Interest Company (CIC) with the remit to drive and support tourism in the area.

Barnsley were the only team from outside the Premier League to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in the 1998–99 season, but had a disappointing season in Division One, never really looking like winning promotion and eventually finishing a dismal 13th in the final table. Hendrie was then replaced as manager by Dave Bassett, who rejuvenated the team and took them to fourth place in 1999–2000, but they lost in the playoff final to Ipswich Town.

The Lamproom Theatre has four theatrical companies, and showcases theatre in the town.

Surrounded by ancient villages and historic parkland, Barnsley has grown into a lively shopping and social hub with a range of independent shops a new museum based in the iconic town hall, and of course the famous markets.