DE MORGAN MUSEUM
Cannon Hall, Barnsley, S75 4AT
Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm
Once the family home of Evelyn De Morgan’s ancestors, Cannon Hall is now home to the De Morgan Museum.
Displaying around 70 stunning paintings, drawings and ceramics from the De Morgan Collection, the current exhibition takes a look at the world the De Morgan’s lived in through the artworks they made.
View the beautiful artworks on display, such as Boreas and Oreithyia by Evelyn De Morgan (1896)
“Make Your Lives Beautiful”
-William and Evelyn De Morgan (1909)
The De Morgan’s used their art to reflect social and political issues of their day. In particular, they both engaged with the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Evelyn signed the Declaration of Women’s Suffrage in 1889 and William was the Vice-President for the Men’s League of Women’s Suffrage in 1914. Evelyn’s painting ‘The Captives’ address feminist issues and this is on display at Cannon Hall.
Click play to walk through our galleries, take a look at the artworks, read information, and watch videos in this truly unique online visitor experience.
In our galleries, you can download our FREE digital guide for a complementary audio and video tour. Scan the QR code to download the App.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy their visit to the De Morgan Museum at Cannon Hall. Please select an option from the dropdown menu to the right for more information about specific access needs.
If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please call us on 01226 772002.
The Museum has fully stocked gift shop selling a range of beautiful greeting cards, local history books, confectionary, souvenirs and gifts.
The Pavilion cafe is located in Cannon Hall Park and offers a tempting range of sandwiches, soups, cakes and pastries and hot and cold drinks. Seating is available inside or on the terrace overlooking the park. Children’s menu available. Take away is also available.
Open all year round (closed Christmas Day).
The Pear Tree Pantry
The Pear Tree Pantry is ideally located inside the walled gardens of the Hall. With a lovely outdoor seating area and offer a varied selection of hot and cold sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies and fresh cakes. They also offer a variety of vegan and gluten free sweet and savoury options.
All of the coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed and they also stock a wide selection of teas. (Alternative milks are available at no extra charge).
They are a dog and child friendly location that also offers toilet facilities including disabled and seperate baby change room.
Little ones can let off some steam in our fun adventure play area. As well as slides, swings, roundabout, climbing frames, interactives, accessible play equipment and role play features in the secure play area there are also lots of other ways they can play around the parkland. You will find beautiful wooden tepees, balance beams, and assault courses.
- Two hours – £1
- All day – £5
- Coaches (all day) – £5
- Season ticket (also valid at Worsbrough Mill) £125
To plan your journey using public transport please visit: travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges/
Visitors who are wheelchair users or whose mobility is limited
- There is a lift available to floors one and two (Glass and De Morgan collections) – please ask staff for assistance if required. There is no lift to the Victorian Kitchen and Servants’ Hall.
- There are two space to change toilets available in the Hall and at the Pavilion Cafe.
The space to change toilet in the Hall can be accessed by those who need it even when the museum is closed, please call ahead to let us know the date of your visit
- Accessible parking is available in the main car park for access to the grounds (closed at 4pm). Limited accessible parking is available outside the Hall but must be booked in advance. To book a space, please call reception on 01226 772 002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seating available throughout the Hall
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas
- Portable hearing loops are available on reception at the front desk – please ask a member of staff for more information.
- We have subtitles on most videos
Autistic visitors and visitors with learning disabilities and Audio Descriptions
We have a 360º virtual tour of the De Morgan Museum available so that you can familiarise yourself with Museum, and Cannon Hall (the building we’re based in) prior to your visit.
There are hot spots which link to video and audio descriptions of the artworks which can be enjoyed at home or during your visit.
De Morgan Museum: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=pqCEHZxAsh9
Cannon Hall: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=daVW1PYwyb4&fbclid=IwAR3Zvag5GTxAMadXUY9e3Hxfaa_AKz_syMu-YZf9_seun2Byh6hukwa2he0
For further information about facilities on site, please visit Visit England
The De Morgan Museum at Cannon Hall is an Accredited Museum.
Administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership, Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries. It means that the new De Morgan Museum is properly managed and governed to the nationally agreed industry standard and shows the museum takes proper care of its collections, sharing them with visitors and keeping them safe for future generations. De Morgan Museum presents the artwork of husband and wife Pre-Rapahelite artists Evelyn and William De Morgan at Cannon Hall in richly decorated galleries with plenty of artwork, furniture, ceramics and drawings to see.
Without the support of our donors, this project would not have been possible.
We are grateful to our Patrons, The David Family Foundation and The People’s Postcode Lottery ‘Magic Little Grants’.
We rely on your generous support to care for and display this wonderful collection