Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust Membership

Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust is a charity run by a board of independent Trustees who have combined interest and wealth of experience to ensure the future of our venues.

We are a new charitable trust set up to raise funding a support for our wonderful venues Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill, Cooper Gallery, Elsecar Heritage Centre and Experience Barnsley.

We want to create a positive impact for Barnsley’s communities by enabling activities,events and protection of our arts, culture and rich heritage into the future, and you can help us achieve this.

We would love you to get involved to help safeguard our past for future generations.


With the help of our friends, supporters and donors we can ensure that Barnsley’s museums and heritage continue to appeal to a wide range of people, organisations and groups.

We would love you to get involved in helping safeguard our past for future generations.

Find out more about how your support will help by clicking here.

Apart from helping to safeguard our magnificent heritage your membership will help continue to provide learning and provide unforgettable experiences, being a member you will also be able to enjoy exclusive benefits including:

  • Membership card.
  • Discounts in our shops and cafes at selected venues.
  • Invitations to special exhibition launches and events.
  • Priority booking for premier events including;
    • Talks and lectures,
    • Cannon Hall’s Regency Ball,
    • Music Events
    • …and more.
  • Private tours.
  • Regular e-news updates.
  • Special member events.

There are a number of membership types you can choose from below just click on the DONATE NOW button to make your donation via a secure page :

In recognition of their high value support William Harvey Circle and Joseph Lock Partners will receive an exclusive tailored events programme, gaining access to the Trustees and Museum senior staff.

£25 per year
Joint Supporters £40 per year
(2 adults and up to 2 children)
For an annual donation, our Supporters will receive the above benefits.

William Harvey Circle £500 per year (or you can spread the cost of your donation by direct debit).
For an annual donation, William Harvey Circle supporters will receive the following in addition to the above benefits:

  • Invitations to the Summer Party.
  • Private tours with senior staff behind the scenes.
  • Named recognition on exhibition catalogues and our website.

Joseph Locke Partner  £1,000 per year (or you can spread the cost of your donation by direct debit). Joseph Locke Partners are out highest level of supporters, who make a three-year commitment to support Barnsley’s museums and heritage. In addition to all the benefits of the William Harvey Circle, Joseph Locke Partners are invited to attend the Chair’s annual dinner. Partners will also have the opportunity for tailored events programmes, and close involvement with the Trustees and Barnsley Museums’ senior staff.

Gift Aid makes such a big difference
Gift Aid is a terrific way to make your Membership go further. If you are a UK taxpayer and choose Gift Aid, Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust can claim up to 25% of this gift and all future gifts from HM Revenue and Customs. So for every £1 that you give, BMHT will receive an extra 25p. All at no extra cost to you.

When making your donation please don’t forget to check the box to ensure we can claim the Gift Aid as part of your donation.