Barnsley Markets

A great choice of places to shop and eat

During the redevelopment of the town centre, Barnsley Market has stayed open for business: 

  • the outdoor stalls have moved into the main high streets
  • the former semi-open market has moved to a purpose built temporary market called May Day Green market
  • the former Market Hall stalls from the Metropolitan Shopping Centre have moved to a refurbished temporary location on the ground floor of the multistorey car park
  • the Meat and Fish market moved into the new food hall on 1 August.

Opening hours

The market is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. The new food hall is open until 5pm and also opens on Thursdays, along with some of our local markets.

On Sunday there's an outdoor market only, from 7am to 2pm with stalls selling second-hand items.

For more detail about each part of the market, take a look below.

Market Parade

This indoor market has 73 stalls including delicatessens, bakers, greengrocers, florists, beds, lingerie, key cutting, shoe repairs, jewellers, beauticians, sweets and much more. The four traditional market cafes from the upstairs Market Hall are also now located in Market Parade.

May Day Green

This indoor market has 82 stalls including carpets, books, home accessories, bedding, bags, shoes, fashion, greengrocers, pet products, perfume and toiletries, sweets and more. You'll also find Paul's Place cafe here.

Food Hall

A new place to find the freshest speciality foods

The brand new food hall in the refurbished Barnsley Market is a hub for foodie shoppers. The food hall is home to the following traders who relocated from the old Meat and Fish Market: Barkers Butchers, Keith's Quality Meats and Morley Meats, fishmongers Joseph Cliffe and Tom Hall, and the fantastic Deli Butcher. 

As well as these existing stalls, we'll also be welcoming a new cheesemonger from November, a new baker and another butcher early in the new year.

The new food hall has its main entrance from Cheapside and will lead shoppers into the newly refurbished Barnsley Market, which opens fully to the public on Friday 2 November.

Fresh fish, locally made cheese and a Barnsley chop - what could be better!

Outdoor Market

The outdoor market has 38 stalls next to May Day Green market and along Queen Street into Peel Square. You'll find a wide range of goods including clothing, jewellery, plants, phones, household textiles, footwear, rugs and toys. The second-hand markets on Tuesday and Sunday are a great place for bargain hunters.

Do you want to trade at one of our markets?

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What our customers say

  • A lovely shopping day - the people are so friendly.
  • Excellent market - well worth a visit.
  • Traditional Yorkshire culture - a good family day out.