THE innovative team behind Elsecar’s digital reconstruction which wowed audiences were praised at the Museums and Heritage Awards.
Representatives from shortlisted venues gathered in London last week as the awards celebrated the best of museums, galleries, and cultural and heritage visitor attractions both in the UK and overseas.
Elsecar was praised for its cutting-edge digital technology, which reimagined busy ironworks, collieries, canal boats, long-gone smoky chimneys and captured street scenes.
Jon Finch, head of culture and visitor economy at Barnsley Council, said: “We were delighted to be recognised in such a prestigious awards night and would like to thank our team, dedicated volunteers, and funders for making this project a reality.
“Thousands of hours of work have gone into the digital reconstruction making a truly breathtaking experience, reliving historic places and experiences in ways previously unimaginable before.”
To view the digital reconstruction, visit