The Heritage Centre now includes a new indoor play and party venue for children called Playmania, this is situated in building 21 "The Power House" within the Heritage Centre. Please visit Playmainia.org or telephone 01226 744344 for more details
The Elsecar Steam Railway is on site at the Heritage Centre, running along the Dearne and Dove Canal, to Hemingfield and back. A journey of about 20 minutes, sit back and enjoy the scenic views. The service is operated by a 1924 steam locomotive, a Avonside Saddlebank, named 'The Earl Fitzwilliam. Also 'The Countess of Fitzwilliam, a Ruston Diesel Hydraulic Shunter. And a Yorkshire Engine Company Diesel, 'The Earl Of Stafford.' The service operates on Sundays, hourly from 12.00 until 4.00pm between March and October. Special running times for Day Out With Thomas, Noddy Weekend, Halloween Event & Santa Train Rides. Please contact the Heritage Centre for more detail. Phone number TBC.
Elsecar houses The Newcomen Beam Engine. The only Newcomen type engine to remain in its original position since the Industrial age. A unique monumental restoration is being planned. Pre-booked guided group tours are available. Please contact the Heritage Centre for more details. 01226 740203.
Elsecar has a variety of working crafts people. Workshops include picture framing, metal work, printing and a range of giftware. Then relax in Brambles Tea Room, (pictured to the left) which offers lunches and afternoon teas. They offer home made cakes, and a variety of hot and cold snacks. The tea rooms are located as you enter Elsecar Heritage site and opposite the entrance to Building 18 (Antiques & Collectables.)