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Cannon Hall Park and Museum are now closed (including the car park) until mid-February 2020. See notice right below. This is to allow major work including the use of heavy plant machinary and electrical work during the restoration of the Park. The closure in necessary for public safety.  Cannon Hall Farm remains open.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at The Top Club, Maltkiln Row at 7.30pm - VE Celebrations meeting - Anyone with ideas or who is willing to help with an event is most welcome. This meeting has been moved from 15th January.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 at Village Hall
Coffee and Music with the Gerrard Sinfonia  10.00am - 12.00 noon - Come along, have a cuppa and enjoy the music.  No tickets just donations. In aid of Methodist Church refurbishment.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 at Cawthorne Methodist Church - Games Evening

More information to follow


Monday 3rd February, 7.30pm Parish Rooms
Jubilee Museum winter lecture: Norway and the Northern Lights . See What's On for further information


Saturday, 8 February :  2.00pm - 4.00pm
All Saints' Church, Cawthorne
'Bubbles, Buns and Baritone' -
Fundraiser for Cawthorne Summer Fete

Come and listen to the amazing voice of Maxwell Thorpe, classically trained busker extraordinaire whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly and delicious home made treats. See What On for more infomation.

Friday, 8 & Saturday, 9 May 2020 - VE Day Celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary - See What's On for more information on how to get involved.

Saturday, 27 June 2020 :  Cawthorne Summer Fete on the Village Green :  1.00pm - 4.00pm
Watch this space for news

Cawthorne Methodist Church has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund To see how you can help them raise vital funds go to our What's On section.

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Cawthorne is a rural parish in South Yorkshire, three miles to the west of Barnsley.  It is an old parish, dating back to at least the late 11th century, with some buildings from the 15th century still in use today. The centre and hub of the parish is the village of Cawthorne, with some 1000 residents living in about 530 households. The remainder of the parish is rural, with a considerable number of working farms. Cannon Hall and park owned and managed by Barnsley MBC, is open to the public. There are a number of small businesses in the village; a Post Office, newsagent/old fashioned sweet shop, village store and tea room, the Spencer Arms pub, Beatson House Restaurant, an antiques centre, Gallery 2 gift and card shop, and guest houses. The larger businesses in the parish are Naylors who manufacture clay pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Open Farm which incorporates a farm shop, café and restaurant and hosts various festivals throughout the year.

The village has a Methodist Chapel and All Saints Parish Church. The Church is open to the public in the summer months on a Saturday from 2.00pm - 5.00pm to give members of the public the chance to see the very fine Pre-Raphaelite Art in the form of panels by Evelyn de Morgan and Roddam Spencer Stanhope and the fine stained glass windows, including one to a design by Burne-Jones. The Village Hall and church owned Parish Rooms host various activities and both are available to hire. The Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum is a small museum full of an eclectic mix of items.

There are numerous social and recreational groups active in the parish, ranging from the church bell ringers to the Young Farmers, with all manner of other groups catering for toddlers up to and including the most senior of citizens. There is a cricket ground, a football pitch and two social clubs. There is a good community spirit in the parish, evidenced by frequent public events such as the Summer Fete and the Open Gardens which are held alternate years.         


Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens
The sudden but necessary temporary closure of Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens took place with the safety and wellbeing of visitors in mind. Much of the parkland had planned to be open throughout the duration of the Parks for People project, however, following instances of people accessing dangerous and restricted areas, health and safety professionals advised that the attraction should be closed until major work has been completed.

We understand how important the parkland is to visitors and  taking this into consideration further work has taken place to find an alternative solution which will allow some of the parkland to be reopened on Saturday, 18 January. This will provide a safe access route through the parkland to Cannon Hall farm via the main path from the Cannon Hall, Museum Park and Gardens car park towards the Hall. 

All the attractions in the village (Cannon Hall, Museum, Park and Gardens, The Pavilion Café, Cannon Hall Farm and Cannon Hall Garden Centre) have worked together to ensure disruption to residents and visitors is to an absolute minimum.

The Hall itself is closed and sections of the parkland are fenced off as work continues. These fenced off areas must not be entered by members of the public as they are dangerous to enter.

Cannon Hall Farm, the award winning family attraction, is open for business as usual offering a wonderful family day.

Cannon Hall Garden Centre, a relaxing place to browse, shop and eat is also open as usual with ample customer parking available.

The Pavilion (on site café), which was due to close for a short period of time as part of the restoration work had shut earlier than expected. The café and Barnsley Museums, who have a long standing and positive relationship, have worked together to minimise any negative impact this may have on their business and customers.  The café will reopen for two days on Saturday, 18 and Sunday 19 January before closing for a further two weeks for refurbishment work - opening fully on Saturday, 1 February.  As part of the project, the Pavilion and the area surrounding the café will be undergoing some transformational changes that will offer an improved visitor experience.

The Pet Crematorium, found in the grounds of Cannon Hall, Park and Gardens also remains open for business by appointment and can be contacted on 01226 206053.

Barnsley Museums, Cannon Hall Farm, The Pavilion Café and Cannon Hall Gardens Centre would like to thank people for their support and patience during this time, and are looking forward to the exciting changes the project will bring in the future