South Yorkshire Museums Forum

The theme of the Spring South Yorkshire Museums Forum is ‘Regeneration and Community Engagement’.

The day will include presentations from:

  • Barnsley Council on their 12 month engagement project at Elsecar
  • Doncaster Cultural Services on their History, Health & Happiness Project
  • Sheffield Museums on their recent community projects
  • Wentworth Woodhouse
  • The National Emergency Services Museum

There will also be an exciting opportunity to tour the Cooper Art Gallery, as well as the nearby Eldon Street.

Our museum forums offer you “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and really to enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues!

Forums usually start with tea and coffee from 10am and introductions from 10:30am. A delicious, complimentary lunch is provided. Meetings usually finish around 3:30-4pm.

Every forum will involve a chance to view and discuss at least one aspect of the host site, hear short case studies from different speakers, and share brief updates with colleagues.

Whilst we hope there’s something in the plan for the day that appeals to you, we often find that it’s the unexpected and spontaneous conversations that spark most ideas and opportunities! So, join us for a refreshing, professional day out and see what fresh thinking you can gain.

For more information, please contact:



Cooper Gallery
Church Street, Barnsley, England, S70 2AH