Cannon Hall Museum, Park & Gardens

Cannon Hall is a country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland which is located near the village of Cawthorne, Barnsley.

For almost 300 years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer, later Spencer-Stanhope family, who made their fortune in the local iron industry.

Cannon Hall has a lively programme of events throughout the year and runs an exhibition and education programme.

Learning programmes available include:

• Victorian Kitchen • Victorian Servant • Environments Alive • Arty fun and Artefacts • Language through paintings • Study Skills • Un-‘Locke-ing’ Innovation resource pack and Victorian Inventor workshop • Past Play workshop and Toy Box in Time resource box • War at your Door workshop and Trunk of 1940s Life resource box • Crime Scene Cannon Hall workshop and Fired Up Science resource box • Victorian Household workshop and Victorian Home on Loan resource box.

Have a look also at the online learning journey called Hidden Stories, Slavery and Barnsley which is designed to provide resources and information on colonial slavery, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and cultural stereotypes.

Orienteering is available in the parkland, telephone 01226 790270 in advance to reserve trails and equipment.

For more information on visits, including details of learning programmes, contact: Pam Sandals, Access and Lifelong Learning Officer, Cannon Hall Museum, Park & Gardens, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4AT. Tel: 01226 790270 Email:

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