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Cannon Hall Museum

Cawthorne
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 4AT

Cannon Hall was designed by John Carr of York and is set in over 70 acres of historic parkland which includes beautiful formal gardens providing a perfect setting for picnics or relaxing strolls.

For over two hundred years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer-Stanhope family. The Hall is now a museum with collections of fine furniture, Old Master paintings, stunning glassware and colourful pottery, some of which are displayed in period settings such as the Victorian Parlour.

It also houses 'Charge', the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Hussars (Queen Mary's Own), which is a must for anyone interested in military history. Refurbished with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it illustrates the part played by the Regiment in many major battles such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and includes memorabilia dedicated to Lord Baden Powell.

Covering over 70 acres of parkland, landscaped in the 1760's by Richard Woods, the park is an ideal place for a relaxing walk or family outing. The historic walled garden adjacent to the main Hall dates from the 1760's and can be enjoyed by visitors all year round. An annual event in September celebrates the pear trees, which were first grown here in the early eighteenth century.

One of the greenhouses is home to the 200 year old Cannon Hall vine, which was grown from a seed brought back by John Spencer-Stanhope from the Continent in 1802. A cutting of the vine was exported to Australia, cultivated, and its ancestors produce today's fine Australian wines.

General Information:

  • Tea rooms open at weekends and during school holidays
  • Shop stocking a range of greetings cards, local history books, confectionery and giftware.
  • Lively programme of events throughout the year
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Education programme covering all Key Stages.
  • Ideal setting for conferences, business meetings and civil wedding ceremonies.
  • Extensive pay and display parking
  • Disabled parking, toilets li> Full disabled access and lift

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  • Directions

    Use bus service 92 or 92a from Barnsley Interchange.

    Cannon Hall Museum Postcode for SatNav: S75 4AT

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