Cannon Hall is a wonderful venue for events, inside & outside.

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A Family of Artists: The De Morgan Collection and Cannon Hall.

Until Fri 1 Jan 2021

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On display at Cannon Hall Museum is a hand-picked selection of artworks from the De Morgan Collection. It is an unparalleled collection of work by the late 19th and early 20th century ceramicist William De Morgan and his artist wife Evelyn Pickering De Morgan.

Many of the works have never before been on public display and include grand, sweeping canvases such as Evelyn De Morgan’s Boreas and Oreithyia, delicate drawings, curious decorative arts such as Evelyn De Morgan’s highly recognisable, brightly coloured and detailed ceramics are on long term display in the upper rooms of the museum. The must-see pieces are on long term display and will take up long term residency in the upper rooms of the museum.

‘A Family of Artists’ is the only place in the North of England where De Morgan pieces can be viewed in all their glory on a lasting basis. This long-term partnership with Cannon Hall forms part of the De Morgan Foundation’s commitment to providing wider public access to the collection. Cannon Hall will also become a key member of the network of De Morgan Collection exhibitions and loans in the UK and around the world.

As well as enjoying beautiful works of art, visitors can also explore the strong links between Cannon Hall’s most famous residents, the Spencer-Stanhopes and the De Morgans.

Free entry

Park Life Exhibition

Sat 10 Sep – Sun 13 March.

Please visit for opening times.

As part of the Parks for People project a wonderful exhibition of artwork will be displayed in the hall. An exciting body of new work has been created by artists, based on their time spent exploring Cannon Hall Park and Gardens, its landscape, wildlife, unique character and the love affair people have with it. The exhibition examines the relationship Cannon Hall Park and Gardens has with the people who use it. From the solitary dog walker to family gatherings, the exhibition will examine the role parks and public green spaces play in the happiness and well being of its visitors. This thought-provoking exhibition celebrates the importance of green spaces, in providing us with invaluable and treasured leisure time.

Free entry

Tales of the Wedding Dress – From Handmade to World Stage

A sumptuous and fascinating exhibition looking at fashions, traditions and personal stories of creating that very special dress. This beautiful display of handmade and homemade wedding dresses will be on display at Cannon Hall Museum throughout the spring and summer.

Saturday 8 April – Sunday 3 September

Visitors will have a rare opportunity to view beautifully crafted gowns from a hand-knitted, silk wool dress taken from a 1930s pattern to a complete ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed ensemble from 2013. The dresses may differ in materials, design and period, but all were made here in Barnsley.  Explore the decisions which shaped the beginnings of their homemade wedding dress and hear tales behind women’s lives at the time of their marriage.

Friday 26 May – Sunday 3 September

We will also be hosting a stunning collection of handmade bridal gowns, worn by stars of major screen productions. These most romantic and glamorous dresses are from Cosprop, the world’s leading costumier to film, television and theatre.  Costumes include the stunning dress worn by Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in the recent ITV series, Helena Bonham Carter’s gothic gown from the 1994 film ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’, and Keira Knightley’s elegant costume from her film role as Georgiana in ‘The Duchess’, 2008. The exhibition highlights the history of the dress designs, an insight into making the costumes, and reveals fascinating details about the characters.



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