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Cooper Art Gallery : Barnsley

Cooper Art Gallery
  • address: Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH
  • telephone: 01226 242905
  • fax: 01226 297283
  • category: Arts & Crafts » Gallery

About Cooper Art Gallery

An Art Gallery for Barnsley

Samuel Joshua Cooper lived from 1830 to 1913, the son of a local colliery owner and linen manufacturer. In 1912 he purchased the old Holgate Grammar School in Church Street with the intention of creating an art gallery for the people of Barnsley.

In February 1913, just before his death, the Cooper Gallery Trust was established to administer the new gallery and Cooper's bequest of 275 paintings. The Trust's permanent collection is formed almost entirely from the gifts of four benefactors with deep affection for their home town; Cooper himself, Sir Michael Sadler, Thomas Fox and Roland Addy.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am -3pm
Closed Sunday

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