The transformation of Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens continues with the arrival of its new glass entrance.
The old porch was removed and has been replaced with a stunning glass extension to the front of the building, making it more accessible to the thousands of people who visit each year.
The new entrance was designed by NPS Barnsley to create a light, accessible and open space to welcome people as they arrive. The striking structure is part of Cannon Hall’s ongoing programme of works to enhance the visitor experience to retain its status as one of the regions favourite attractions.
Visitors will be able to use the new entrance at the re-opening of the site from Saturday, 28 October. This also coincides with the arrival of the Hall’s latest exhibition, ‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey’, which has been guest curated by Professor Joann Fletcher.
Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place at Barnsley Council, said: “Cannon Hall is a gem in the Yorkshire countryside, the Hall and Park and Gardens are a great place to explore and see history come to life. The new entrance is the perfect welcome for visitors to the Hall and the specifically designed glazing really enhances the architecture of the entrance.”