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 has stayed in its current location with a new, wider entrance just in front of the Alhambra Shopping Centre

Opening hours

The market is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

It's closed on Thursday, but some local markets are open.

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.

Meat and Fish Market

This market is home to the famous tripe stall. You'll also find four fishmongers, six butchers and a delicatessen, who can serve up the freshest produce, filleted, cut and prepared to your exact requirements. There's quality meats, fresh fish and shellfish, poultry, eggs, seasonal game, cooked meats, pies and more. There are no fish stalls in the market on Mondays.

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?

You can sell at our markets on a casual or permanent basis. Find out what's right for you.

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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.
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