The Cooper Gallery


Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH

Who we are

Art museum in Barnsley Town Centre. This venue is part of the Barnsley Safe Places Scheme.


We are open!

The Cooper Gallery opened in 1914 and today is a vibrant venue in the heart of Barnsley town centre.

It is the perfect place to discover art and changing exhibitions. It is home to the Cooper Gallery Trustees’ collection of stunning paintings, watercolours and drawings by artists including JMW Turner, Edward Wadsworth, Vanessa Bell and many more.

The gallery has undergone a major re-development and extension thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. There are now many more art treasures on display alongside film, sound, interactives and many more resources for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Information on the galleries ongoing and changing exhibitions, events and interactive craft making sessions can be found on our website or

The gallery shop is the perfect place to pick up a gift or treat with a fantastic range of arts and crafts made by Yorkshire artists.

This venue is part of the Barnsley Safe Place scheme.  For more information please visit:

Opening Times

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am - 3pm

Cafe open 9.30am - 3pm

Contact Details

Contact name: Some events and workshops are 'booking essential' these can be booked through Eventbrite

Role: Coordinator

Mobile number:


Address details:

Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH

Other Details

Cost: Admission to the gallery is free but some events incur a small charge

Published: 09 August 2019