A virtual tour of Cannon Hall

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

18 November 2020 Entrance is free

As one door shuts another window opens. This is particularly apparent in the upcoming virtual tour from Cannon Hall. The ornate heritage site, based close to Barnsley, has centuries of history encased within its walls, which the curators are keen to keep welcoming the public into, despite the physical limitations.

an engaging, intriguing and heartfelt group of pieces

Cannon Hall became a public place of beauty when the Spencer-Stanhope family sold it, alongside its extensive gardens, to the Barnsley Corporation in 1951. The Hall’s first curator had the colossal but exciting task of decorating the hall. They took on this challenge with the motivation to bring enlightenment and enjoyment for fine art to the public. This mentality has been prevalent in every curator who’s worked in the Hall since, making for an engaging, intriguing and heartfelt group of pieces.

Join curator Melissa Gallimore, as she takes us through the unique decorative arts collection in Cannon Hall. You’ll virtually venture through ballrooms and bedrooms learning about the pieces that adorn the walls. What we lose from not being there in person we gain in knowledge, anecdote and expertise from Melissa, giving you a more personal take on the pieces.

The virtual tour of Cannon Hall will take place live on their Facebook page.


18 November 2020 Entrance is free

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