St. Mary`s Church dates back to about 1300. The tower is 15th century.
The Town Hall was built in 1933, using Portland stone.
The Cooper Gallery, in the 17th century Old Grammar School, contains English watercolours.
The large Market Place is the original site where markets have been held since 1249.
Ken Loach`s 1968 film "Kes" was filmed in Barnsley.
Among those born in Barnsley are Darren Gough, England cricketer; and Michael Parkinson, chat show host.