Cooper Gallery

Cooper Gallery
Fantasic For Families

The Cooper Gallery is a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley town centre, it has a regular programme of contemporary touring exhibitions and exciting events. The Gallery is also home to the Craft Showcase which features crafts and artwork for sale by regional and local artists.

The Gallery is home to the Cooper Trustees collection of 17th to 20th century paintings, watercolours and drawings by artists including JMW Turner, Wadsworth and Atkinson Grimshaw.

The permanent collection now contains over 400 works from a wide range of artists including JMW Turner, John Sell Cotman, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry. It is from these permanent collections that themed exhibitions are created to hang alongside an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

Admission to the gallery is free although there may be a small charge for some events.

Find us at...

  • Cooper Gallery
  • Church Street
  • Barnsley
  • S70 2AH

Our family-friendly offer

We want children to get to know the local museums on their doorstep and to feel inspired by what they find. Young people tell us that they like museum visits because they help to improve their relationships with their classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment. Our programme is work in progress and we want to provide an excellent service which really meets the ongoing, changing needs of schools, teachers and pupils.


  • Guide dogs are welcome in the Cooper Gallery.
  • The Gallery is accessible to wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available in the Gallery.


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