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Birds Eye View of Elsecar Heritage Centre


Birds Eye View of Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Site Information

Elsecar Heritage Centre is a National attraction set in the conservation village of Elsecar, surrounded by beautiful South Yorkshire countryside.  The Heritage Centre is within the former ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earls Fitzwilliam.  The site comprises of sympathetically restored Victorian buildings, and has the following site attractions.

Elsecar Heritage Centre hosts regular Antiques & Collectables Fairs, organised by Newcomen Fair please visit their site for details of the fairs for stallholders and visitors alike. Visit Newcomen Fairs Site Visit Newcomen Fairs Website

The Heritage Centre also hosts specialist auctions.  Please visit BBR Auction site for details. Visit BBR's Website

Other site attractions include Coddswallop Bottle Museum. A great collection of antique bottles, advertising jars & ceramics.  An attraction for the enthusiast or interested visitor. The bottle museum is now open within Elsecar Antique Centre.  Coddswallop also hosts exhibitions, a list of these will follow shortly. Visit Coddswallop's Website

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.)


Once again, BBC's Bargain Hunt will be filming in the Antiques Centre on Monday 15th October 2007!

After being hosts to BBC's Bargain Hunt for the first time in April 2006, we were delighted for them to return to film another two shows. Tim Wonnacott and the team visited us again on the weekend of 13th and 14th January 2007. We have initially been informed that these shows will be aired sometime in June, we will confirm which date nearer the time, on this website and via flyers in the Antique Centre.

The BBC point out that transmission times & dates can change at the last minute.

Visit the Bargain Hunt Photo Gallery and see how it went the first time. Please check back soon as we are currently updating this site, and photos from the latest filming will appear shortly.





View of Brambles Tea Room

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