THOUSANDS of people have flocked to Barnsley's new museum since its June 27 opening.

Opened by Barnsley-born Capital FM presenter Simon Hirst, over 5,000 flocked to the Town Hall venue on its first weekend.

The free attraction, which spans two floors, is open seven days a week and is free to enter.

Large parts of Barnsley’s distinctive Town Hall has been transformed, the project being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The museum sheds light onto the town and its surrounding villages from thousands of years ago, through the great industrial age to the present day.

Cllr Steve Houghton, leader of Barnsley Council said: "Experience Barnsley is great fun for the whole family. Whether you’re interested in football, fashion, our industrial story or how our stone-age ancestors lived, there's something for everyone."

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